Thanks a lot for the response here:
- regarding the login, I expected a reference in the installing / getting started doc - but that's fine, maybe I just wasn't paying enough attention there, and I understand trying to get people as familiar as possible with the cloud offering.
- the token environment variable should do the trick for my use case, thanks for pointing that out!
- the PATH observation was by no means a showstopper, just a heads up for it.
All in all, I really enjoyed getting started with this and managed to create Kubernetes objects in no time and I expect to go ahead and also try provisioning cloud services next. Will surely document the process and let you know of any other small things I encounter.
Thanks for the support!