The Pulumi Linode provider uses the Linode SDK to manage and provision resources.
Pulumi relies on the Linode SDK to authenticate requests from your computer to Linode. Your credentials are never sent to pulumi.com. The Pulumi Linode Provider needs to be configured with Linode credentials before it can be used to create resources.
Once obtained, there are two ways to communicate your authorization tokens to Pulumi:
Set the environment variable
$ export LINODE_TOKEN=XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Set them using configuration, if you prefer that they be stored alongside your Pulumi stack for easy multi-user access:
$ pulumi config set linode:token XXXXXXXXXXXXXX --secret
Remember to pass
--secret when setting
token so that it is properly encrypted.