Project and Stack Management

The Pulumi Console automatically manages deployment state and gives you a comprehensive view of your projects and stacks. In your browser, navigate to Once signed in, you can:

  • Create new projects and get detailed instructions for deploying your stack via the Pulumi CLI
  • View your organization stacks
  • View stack outputs and configurations
  • Review your stack activity, resources, and settings

Creating a New Project

If you have been added to a Pulumi organization with no existing projects, the Console displays the Create project button upon signing in.

New Pulumi project

Select Create Project to get started with your project. The confirmation page gives you installation, setup, and stack deployment instructions.

To create a new project via the CLI, see pulumi new.

Managing your Stacks

Every Pulumi program is deployed to a stack. If you have followed the instructions after creating your project, you can view your newly-created stack in the Pulumi Console unless you have explicitly opted out. The Pulumi Console provides safe locking so that your resource state can never get corrupted by a concurrent update.

Viewing your organization stacks

Once signed in, select your organization from the drop-down list on the upper left corner of the screen.

Stack outputs and configuration

The Projects tab displays a card-based view of your stacks with relevant details including the project name and description, language, stack name, last update information, and resource count. This example shows an organization backed by GitHub and sorts the stacks by their GitHub repositories. By default, stacks are grouped by project, but you may group them by tag. Select the stack name to get more details on a specific stack.

If you have been added to a Pulumi organization with existing projects and stacks, the Console displays a list of Stacks and a Recent Activity stream when you sign in. The lists are collapsible and are sorted according to the most recent updates. Select a specific stack update or activity for a more detailed view.

Stack Detailed View

Selecting a specific stack update takes you to the Stack tab. This tab displays your stack’s outputs, configuration values, and tags and renders a web-based view of the resulting output when you run pulumi config and pulumi stack output from the command line.

Stack outputs and configuration

You can see other details such as who applied the update and when, as well as counts of added, updated, and unchanged resources. If your stack is integrated with your workflow, such as GitHub Actions, you should also see useful links to data like your Git commit hash, mapped branch, and pull request ID.

Stack tags

Custom stack tags can be managed within the Stack tab. Select the New button to create a new tag, the pencil to edit an existing tag, or the trash can to permanently delete a tag.

Stack tags


By default, the Activity tab gives you a card-based list of stack updates sorted by date.

Selecting “Details” from the Stack update tab, or selecting a specific activity from the login screen, gives you a detailed view of that specific update. The Activity tab provides insights into the operations that were performed on your stack resources during an update. This tab can include three tabs, depending on your setup: Changes, Timeline, and Configuration.


This lets you toggle between different log views:

  • Summary Log which lists a summary of changes, counts of affected resources, and update duration
  • Diff Log which displays a diff of the changes (created, updated, or deleted resources), your stack outputs, and the same counts and update duration shown in the Summary Log view.
  • Diagnostic Log which displays warning messages or a description of the operations performed during the update (if any).

Stack resource graph


This gives you a detailed timeline of changes to individual cloud resources. It also includes useful resource links and counts of affected resources.

Stack resource graph timeline


This displays the same configuration details that you can find in the Stack view for your update.

Resources View

Select a resource link from Activity > Timeline to drill into a specific resource’s properties and dependencies, if any. The Resources tab lets you toggle between a list and a graph view.

List View

The Resource list view includes a useful search and filtering feature. You may filter by resource type which is broken down into three categories: Data, Compute, and Operations. Some resources include links to their associated pages in the cloud provider’s console.

Stack resource list

To view the properties and dependencies of a specific stack resource, select an individual resource. At the bottom of the Properties list is a “Details” link that renders the same list in JSON format.

Graph View

Select an individual resources to view its list of properties and dependencies.

Stack resource visualization

Deleting a stack

When drilling into a specific stack, organization members with sufficient permissions have the additional option of being able to delete the stack. Note that this removes the stack entirely from the Pulumi Service, along with all of its update history.