Creates a ServiceAccount.


You will need authorization for the scope to make a valid call.

If unset, the scope for this method defaults to You can set the scope for this method like this: iam1 --scope <scope> projects service-accounts-create ...

Required Scalar Argument

  • <name> (string)
    • Required. The resource name of the project associated with the service accounts, such as projects/my-project-123.

Required Request Value

The request value is a data-structure with various fields. Each field may be a simple scalar or another data-structure. In the latter case it is advised to set the field-cursor to the data-structure's field to specify values more concisely.

For example, a structure like this:

  account-id: string
    description: string
    disabled: boolean
    display-name: string
    email: string
    etag: string
    name: string
    oauth2-client-id: string
    project-id: string
    unique-id: string

can be set completely with the following arguments which are assumed to be executed in the given order. Note how the cursor position is adjusted to the respective structures, allowing simple field names to be used most of the time.

  • -r . account-id=dolores
    • Required. The account id that is used to generate the service account email address and a stable unique id. It is unique within a project, must be 6-30 characters long, and match the regular expression [a-z]([-a-z0-9]*[a-z0-9]) to comply with RFC1035.
  • service-account description=erat
    • Optional. A user-specified, human-readable description of the service account. The maximum length is 256 UTF-8 bytes.
  • disabled=false
    • Output only. Whether the service account is disabled.
  • display-name=sea
    • Optional. A user-specified, human-readable name for the service account. The maximum length is 100 UTF-8 bytes.
  • email=takimata
    • Output only. The email address of the service account.
  • etag=lorem
    • Deprecated. Do not use.
  • name=et
    • The resource name of the service account. Use one of the following formats: * projects/{PROJECT_ID}/serviceAccounts/{EMAIL_ADDRESS} * projects/{PROJECT_ID}/serviceAccounts/{UNIQUE_ID} As an alternative, you can use the - wildcard character instead of the project ID: * projects/-/serviceAccounts/{EMAIL_ADDRESS} * projects/-/serviceAccounts/{UNIQUE_ID} When possible, avoid using the - wildcard character, because it can cause response messages to contain misleading error codes. For example, if you try to access the service account projects/-/serviceAccounts/, which does not exist, the response contains an HTTP 403 Forbidden error instead of a 404 Not Found error.
  • oauth2-client-id=at
    • Output only. The OAuth 2.0 client ID for the service account.
  • project-id=dolor
    • Output only. The ID of the project that owns the service account.
  • unique-id=et
    • Output only. The unique, stable numeric ID for the service account. Each service account retains its unique ID even if you delete the service account. For example, if you delete a service account, then create a new service account with the same name, the new service account has a different unique ID than the deleted service account.

About Cursors

The cursor position is key to comfortably set complex nested structures. The following rules apply:

  • The cursor position is always set relative to the current one, unless the field name starts with the . character. Fields can be nested such as in -r f.s.o .
  • The cursor position is set relative to the top-level structure if it starts with ., e.g. -r .s.s
  • You can also set nested fields without setting the cursor explicitly. For example, to set a value relative to the current cursor position, you would specify -r struct.sub_struct=bar.
  • You can move the cursor one level up by using ... Each additional . moves it up one additional level. E.g. ... would go three levels up.

Optional Output Flags

The method's return value a JSON encoded structure, which will be written to standard output by default.

  • -o out
    • out specifies the destination to which to write the server's result to. It will be a JSON-encoded structure. The destination may be - to indicate standard output, or a filepath that is to contain the received bytes. If unset, it defaults to standard output.

Optional General Properties

The following properties can configure any call, and are not specific to this method.

  • -p $-xgafv=string

    • V1 error format.
  • -p access-token=string

    • OAuth access token.
  • -p alt=string

    • Data format for response.
  • -p callback=string

    • JSONP
  • -p fields=string

    • Selector specifying which fields to include in a partial response.
  • -p key=string

    • API key. Your API key identifies your project and provides you with API access, quota, and reports. Required unless you provide an OAuth 2.0 token.
  • -p oauth-token=string

    • OAuth 2.0 token for the current user.
  • -p pretty-print=boolean

    • Returns response with indentations and line breaks.
  • -p quota-user=string

    • Available to use for quota purposes for server-side applications. Can be any arbitrary string assigned to a user, but should not exceed 40 characters.
  • -p upload-type=string

    • Legacy upload protocol for media (e.g. "media", "multipart").
  • -p upload-protocol=string

    • Upload protocol for media (e.g. "raw", "multipart").