Basic Guide

Creating a Google Cloud Platform project

Creating a Google Cloud Platform project

When using the Self-Service Plan, you will need the following to use most BLOCKS services:

  • A Google Cloud Platform (GCP) project
  • A GCP service account key

This page explains how to create a GCP project.

Refer to Creating a Google Cloud Platform service account key for details about GCP service account keys.

The steps for creating a GCP project are as follows:

  1. Prepare a Google account
  2. Log in to the GCP console
  3. Create a GCP project

Prepare a Google account

You need to have a Google account to create a GCP project. If you do not have a Google account, please create one from the account creation page. For details, refer to Creating a Google account with a new Gmail address.

Log in to the GCP console

Use your Google account to log in to the GCP console .

Create a GCP project

Click Create.

If you’ve already created a project, click your project’s name at the top of the screen, then click + from the project selection menu.

GCP console dashboard (no projects)

On the New Project screen, enter a name for your project and answer the questions shown. You must answer Yes for the question about the Terms of Service. After finishing, click Create.

The questions are not shown if you have answered them previously.

GCP console new project screen

Your GCP project will be created after a short time and the console will switch to the project’s dashboard screen.

GCP console dashboard screen