Create a Google Cloud project

A Google Cloud project is required to use Google Workspace APIs and build Google Workspace add-ons or apps. This project forms the basis for creating, enabling, and using all Google Cloud services, including managing APIs, enabling billing, adding and removing collaborators, and managing permissions.

To create a Google Cloud project:

Google Cloud console

  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to Menu > IAM & Admin > Create a Project.

    Go to Create a Project

  2. In the Project Name field, enter a descriptive name for your project.

    Optional: To edit the Project ID, click Edit. The project ID can't be changed after the project is created, so choose an ID that meets your needs for the lifetime of the project.

  3. In the Location field, click Browse to display potential locations for your project. Then, click Select.
  4. Click Create. The Google Cloud console navigates to the Dashboard page and your project is created within a few minutes.

gcloud CLI

In one of the following development environments, access the Google Cloud CLI (`gcloud`):

  • Cloud Shell: To use an online terminal with the gcloud CLI already set up, activate Cloud Shell.
    Activate Cloud Shell
  • Local Shell: To use a local development environment, install and initialize the gcloud CLI.
    To create a Cloud project, use the `gcloud projects create`command:
    gcloud projects create PROJECT_ID
    Replace PROJECT_ID by setting the ID for the project you want to create.

For further information on Google Cloud projects, refer to Creating and managing projects.

Next step

Enable Google Workspace APIs in your new Google Cloud project.