Method: projects.locations.caPools.certificates.create

Create a new Certificate in a given Project, Location from a particular CaPool.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Required. The resource name of the CaPool associated with the Certificate, in the format projects/*/locations/*/caPools/*.

Authorization requires one or more of the following IAM permissions on the specified resource parent:

  • privateca.certificates.create
  • privateca.certificates.createForSelf

Query parameters



Optional. It must be unique within a location and match the regular expression [a-zA-Z0-9_-]{1,63}. This field is required when using a CertificateAuthority in the Enterprise [CertificateAuthority.Tier][], but is optional and its value is ignored otherwise.



Optional. An ID to identify requests. Specify a unique request ID so that if you must retry your request, the server will know to ignore the request if it has already been completed. The server will guarantee that for at least 60 minutes since the first request.

For example, consider a situation where you make an initial request and the request times out. If you make the request again with the same request ID, the server can check if original operation with the same request ID was received, and if so, will ignore the second request. This prevents clients from accidentally creating duplicate commitments.

The request ID must be a valid UUID with the exception that zero UUID is not supported (00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000).



Optional. If this is true, no Certificate resource will be persisted regardless of the CaPool's tier, and the returned Certificate will not contain the pemCertificate field.



Optional. The resource ID of the CertificateAuthority that should issue the certificate. This optional field will ignore the load-balancing scheme of the Pool and directly issue the certificate from the CA with the specified ID, contained in the same CaPool referenced by parent. Per-CA quota rules apply. If left empty, a CertificateAuthority will be chosen from the CaPool by the service. For example, to issue a Certificate from a Certificate Authority with resource name "projects/my-project/locations/us-central1/caPools/my-pool/certificateAuthorities/my-ca", you can set the parent to "projects/my-project/locations/us-central1/caPools/my-pool" and the issuingCertificateAuthorityId to "my-ca".

Request body

The request body contains an instance of Certificate.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains a newly created instance of Certificate.

Authorization Scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.