Quickstart Using Organizations

This page explains how to create a project in an organization, view all projects in an organization, and grant IAM roles at the organization level, using the Google Cloud Platform Console.

Before you begin

  • You'll need an Organization resource to complete these exercises. If you're an existing G Suite customer, Google automatically creates an Organization resource for you the first time someone in your G Suite domain creates a project or a billing account. If you're not a G Suite customer and wish to create an Organization resource, contact our sales team to verify your domain for Google Cloud and create the Organization resource.
  • You're the Organization Admin of the Organization resource. If you're the Super Admin of your G Suite domain account, you can add yourself and others as the Organization Admin of the corresponding Organization. For instructions on adding Organization Admins see Adding an Organization Administrator.

Create a project

After you have an Organization resource, create a new project under the organization:

  1. Go to the Google Cloud Platform Console:

    Go to Google Cloud Platform Console

  2. On the top bar, click the drop-down to bring up the project selection dialog. By default, this displays the name of the project you're currently viewing, if any.
  3. In the Select dialog that appears, click Create project on the right side. create project button
  4. In the New Project window that appears, enter a project name and select a billing account and organization as applicable.
  5. When you're finished entering new project details, click Create.

View projects under organization

As an Organization Admin, you have full visibility and control over all the projects in your Organization.

To view projects in an organization:

  1. Go to the Google Cloud Platform Console:

    Go to Cloud Resource Manager

  2. Select your organization from the drop-down under Manage Resources.

  3. All projects in the organization are listed on the page.

Grant IAM roles at the organization level

  1. Go to the Google Cloud Platform Console:

    Go to Google Cloud Platform Console

  2. Click on the drop-down at the top of the page.

    Select an organization

  3. Hover over your organization from the drop-down in the Select dialog box. Then, click the gear icon that appears, and select IAM/Permissions.

    Select IAM/Permissions

  4. In the IAM page, you should see your account under the Members column and you should see Organization Administrator in the corresponding Roles(s) column. (You may see Multiple. Click the drop-down to see the roles assigned to you.)

  5. You should also see your domain listed under the Members column and see Project Creator in the corresponding Role(s) column.

  6. Click Add. Enter an email address, select Logging from the Roles drop-down, then select the Logs Viewer role and click Add.

That's it, you have now granted that user the permission to access logs for all projects under the organization.

Create a billing account

  1. Open the Google Cloud Platform Console:

    Open the Billing Page

  2. Click on the Organization drop-down on top of the page, and select your organization.

  3. Click the New billing account button.

  4. Enter the name of the billing account and enter your billing information. The options you see depend on the country of your billing address. Note that for United States accounts, you cannot change tax status after the account is created.

  5. Click Submit and enable billing.

You've now created a new billing account for your organization.

Migrate existing billing accounts

Use the following steps to migrate your existing billing accounts into an Organization. You must be a Billing Creator to be able to migrate billing accounts. Migrating a billing account into an Organization does not impact project services.

  1. Open the Google Cloud Platform Console:

    Open the Billing Page

  2. Click on the Organization drop-down on top of the page, and select No organization.

  3. Click on the billing account name that you want to migrate.

  4. Click Change Organization to move the billing account into the organization.

View billing accounts under the organization

  1. Open the Google Cloud Platform Console:

    Open the Billing page

  2. Click on the Organization drop-down on top of the page, and select your organization.

All billing accounts for the organization are listed on the page.

Clean up

You can delete a project from an organization but you cannot delete an organization yourself. Similar to the process for creating an organization, you must contact Google to delete an organization.

To delete the project you just created for this quickstart:

  1. Go to the Projects page in the IAM & Admin section:

    Open the Projects page

  2. Click on the Organization drop-down on top of the page.
  3. Select your organization. All projects in the organization are listed on the page.
  4. In the list of projects, select the project you wish to delete, and click Delete Project.
  5. Enter the project ID and click Shut down.

What's next

  • Move your existing projects into an Organization resource using the instructions on Moving your existing projects into an Organization page. It is not required to move all the projects at the same time. We recommend that you start by moving a test project first, and then continue to move the rest of the projects.
  • Learn more about the Organization resource.

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