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doctl projects create [flags]




Creates a new project in your account.

Projects allow you to organize your DigitalOcean resources (like Droplets, Spaces, load balancers, domains, and floating IPs) into groups that fit the way you work. You can create projects that align with the applications, environments, and clients that you host on DigitalOcean.


The following example creates a project named Example Project with the purpose “Frontend development”:

doctl projects create --name "Example Project" --purpose "Frontend development"


Option Description
--description A description of the project
--environment The environment in which your project resides. Possible values: Development, Staging, or Production
--format Columns for output in a comma-separated list. Possible values: ID, OwnerUUID, OwnerID, Name, Description, Purpose, Environment, IsDefault, CreatedAt, UpdatedAt.
--help , -h Help for this command
--name The project’s name (required)
--no-header Return raw data with no headers
Default: false
--purpose The project’s purpose (required)
Command Description
doctl projects Manage projects and assign resources to them

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false