Google Cloud Platform Project

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


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Terraform Example (google_project)

Allows creation and management of a Google Cloud Platform project. Projects created with this resource must be associated with an Organization. See the Organization documentation for more details. The user or service account that is running Terraform when creating a google_project resource must have roles/resourcemanager.projectCreator on the specified organization. See the Access Control for Organizations Using IAM doc for more information.

This resource reads the specified billing account on every terraform apply and plan operation so you must have permissions on the specified billing account. It is recommended to use the constraints/compute.skipDefaultNetworkCreation constraint to remove the default network instead of setting auto_create_network to false. To get more information about projects, see:


  • auto_create_network optional - bool
    • Create the 'default' network automatically. Default true. If set to false, the default network will be deleted. Note that, for quota purposes, you will still need to have 1 network slot available to create the project successfully, even if you set auto_create_network to false, since the network will exist momentarily.

  • billing_account optional - string
    • The alphanumeric ID of the billing account this project belongs to. The user or service account performing this operation with Terraform must have Billing Account Administrator privileges (roles/billing.admin) in the organization. See Google Cloud Billing API Access Control for more details.

  • folder_id optionalcomputed - string
    • The numeric ID of the folder this project should be created under. Only one of org_id or folder_id may be specified. If the folder_id is specified, then the project is created under the specified folder. Changing this forces the project to be migrated to the newly specified folder.

  • id optionalcomputed - string
  • labels optional - map / string
    • A set of key/value label pairs to assign to the project.

  • name required - string
    • The display name of the project.

  • number requiredcomputed - string
    • The numeric identifier of the project.

  • org_id optionalcomputed - string
    • The numeric ID of the organization this project belongs to. Changing this forces a new project to be created. Only one of org_id or folder_id may be specified. If the org_id is specified then the project is created at the top level. Changing this forces the project to be migrated to the newly specified organization.

  • project_id required - string
    • The project ID. Changing this forces a new project to be created.

  • skip_delete optionalcomputed - bool
    • If true, the Terraform resource can be deleted without deleting the Project via the Google API.

Example Usage (from GitHub)

resource "google_project" "project_good" {
  name = "good"
  project_id = "123456"

resource "google_project" "project_bad_1" {
resource "google_project" "tftest-20181128d" {
  name            = "tftest-20181128d"
  project_id      = "tftest-20181128d"
  org_id          = "190932998497"
  billing_account = "00B800-C1B810-4248C9"
resource "google_project" "shared_network_production" {
  name      = "shared-nw-prod"
  folder_id =
  project_id = format(
resource "google_project" "project_good_1" {
  name       = "My Project"
  project_id = "good"
  org_id     = "1234567"

resource "google_project" "data-lake" {
  name       = "Data Lake"
  project_id = "cloud-iac-data-lake" # Replace with an unique project ID
  billing_account = "" # Replace with your billing ID

Frequently asked questions

What is Google Cloud Platform Project?

Google Cloud Platform Project 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 Project?

For Terraform, the melscoop-test/check, sinmetal/godtf and doitintl/terraform-gcp-templates source code examples are useful. See the Terraform Example section for further details.