Google Cloud Platform Folder

This page shows how to write Terraform for Cloud Platform Folder and write them securely.

google_folder (Terraform)

The Folder in Cloud Platform can be configured in Terraform with the resource name google_folder. The following sections describe 2 examples of how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub
resource "google_folder" "Production" {
  display_name = "Prod"
  parent       = var.parent

resource "google_folder" "Non-Production" {
resource "google_folder" "tf_gcp_folder" {
  display_name = "tf"
  parent = "organizations/447686549950"

# Second level GCP Folders - to host vanilla Terraform environment


  • create_time requiredcomputed - string
    • Timestamp when the Folder was created. Assigned by the server. A timestamp in RFC3339 UTC "Zulu" format, accurate to nanoseconds. Example: "2014-10-02T15:01:23.045123456Z".

  • display_name required - string
    • The folder's display name. A folder's display name must be unique amongst its siblings, e.g. no two folders with the same parent can share the same display name. The display name must start and end with a letter or digit, may contain letters, digits, spaces, hyphens and underscores and can be no longer than 30 characters.

  • folder_id requiredcomputed - string
    • The folder id from the name "folders/{folder_id}"

  • id optionalcomputed - string
  • lifecycle_state requiredcomputed - string
    • The lifecycle state of the folder such as ACTIVE or DELETE_REQUESTED.

  • name requiredcomputed - string
    • The resource name of the Folder. Its format is folders/{folder_id}.

  • parent required - string
    • The resource name of the parent Folder or Organization. Must be of the form folders/{folder_id} or organizations/{org_id}.

Explanation in Terraform Registry

Allows management of a Google Cloud Platform folder. For more information see the official documentation and API. A folder can contain projects, other folders, or a combination of both. You can use folders to group projects under an organization in a hierarchy. For example, your organization might contain multiple departments, each with its own set of Cloud Platform resources. Folders allows you to group these resources on a per-department basis. Folders are used to group resources that share common IAM policies. Folders created live inside an Organization. See the Organization documentation for more details. The service account used to run Terraform when creating a google_folder resource must have roles/resourcemanager.folderCreator. See the Access Control for Folders Using IAM doc for more information. resource "google_folder" "department1" { display_name = "Department 1" parent = "organizations/1234567" } resource "google_folder" "team-abc" { display_name = "Team ABC" parent = }

$ terraform import google_folder.department1 1234567
$ terraform import google_folder.department1 folders/1234567

Frequently asked questions

What is Google Cloud Platform Folder?

Google Cloud Platform Folder is a resource for Cloud Platform of Google Cloud Platform. Settings can be wrote in Terraform.

Where can I find the example code for the Google Cloud Platform Folder?

For Terraform, the kujalk/GCP_Folder_Template and SimplifyMyCloud/GCP-InfrastructureState source code examples are useful. See the Terraform Example section for further details.


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