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Create a Project

Note

Groups and projects are synonymous terms. Your {GROUP-ID} is the same as your project ID. For existing groups, your group/project ID remains the same. The resource and corresponding endpoints use the term groups.

The Atlas API authenticates using HTTP Digest Authentication. Provide a programmatic API public key and corresponding private key as the username and password when constructing the HTTP request.

To learn how to configure API access for an Atlas project, see Configure Atlas API Access.

https://cloud.mongodb.com/api/atlas/v1.0

POST /groups
Name
Type
Description
name
string
Name of the project to create.
orgId
string

Unique identifier of the organization within which to create the project. This field is required when using API Key credentials.

Important

To create a project using API Key credentials, you must specify an orgId. When you do, Atlas automatically selects the Owner of the specified organization with the earliest account creation date and time as the Project Owner for the newly created project.

This endpoint might use any of the HTTP request query parameters available to all Atlas API resources. All of these are optional.

Name
Type
Necessity
Description
Default
pretty
boolean
Optional
Flag indicating whether the response body should be in a prettyprint format.
false
envelope
boolean
Optional

Flag indicating if Atlas should wrap the response in a JSON envelope.

This option may be needed for some API clients. These clients cannot access the HTTP response headers or status code. To remediate this, set envelope=true in the query.

For endpoints that return one result, the response body includes:

status
HTTP response code
envelope
Expected response body
false
Name
Description
clusterCount
The number of Atlas clusters deployed in the project.
created
The ISO-8601-formatted timestamp of when Atlas created the project.
id
The unique identifier of the project. You can use this value for populating the {GROUP-ID} parameter of other Atlas API endpoints.
links

One or more links to sub-resources and/or related resources. The relation-types between URLs are explained in the Web Linking Specification.

name
The name of the project. You can use this value for populating the {GROUP-NAME} parameter of the /groups/byName/{GROUP-NAME} endpoint.
orgId
The unique identifier of the Atlas organization to which the project belongs.
curl -u "{PUBLIC-KEY}:{PRIVATE-KEY}" --digest -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST "https://cloud.mongodb.com/api/atlas/v1.0/groups" --data '{ "name" : "ProjectFoobar", "orgId" : "5a0a1e7e0f2912c554080adc" }'
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
{
"clusterCount" : 0,
"created" : "2016-07-14T14:19:33Z",
"id" : "5a0a1e7e0f2912c554080ae6",
"links" : [],
"name" : "ProjectFoobar",
"orgId" : "5a0a1e7e0f2912c554080adc"
}
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