Method: accessPolicies.create

Creates an access policy. This method fails if the organization already has an access policy. The long-running operation has a successful status after the access policy propagates to long-lasting storage. Syntactic and basic semantic errors are returned in metadata as a BadRequest proto.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Request body

The request body contains data with the following structure:

JSON representation
  "name": string,
  "parent": string,
  "title": string,
  "scopes": [
  "etag": string


Resource name of the AccessPolicy. Format: accessPolicies/{access_policy}



Immutable. The parent of this AccessPolicy in the Cloud Resource Hierarchy Format: organizations/{organizationId}



Required. Human readable title. Does not affect behavior.



The scopes of the AccessPolicy. Scopes define which resources a policy can restrict and where its resources can be referenced. For example, policy A with scopes=["folders/123"] has the following behavior:

  • ServicePerimeter can only restrict projects within folders/123.
  • ServicePerimeter within policy A can only reference access levels defined within policy A.
  • Only one policy can include a given scope; thus, attempting to create a second policy which includes folders/123 will result in an error.

If no scopes are provided, then any resource within the organization can be restricted. Scopes cannot be modified after a policy is created. Policies can only have a single scope. Format: list of folders/{folder_number} or projects/{projectNumber}



Output only. An opaque identifier for the current version of the AccessPolicy. This will always be a strongly validated etag, meaning that two Access Polices will be identical if and only if their etags are identical. Clients should not expect this to be in any specific format.

Response body

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

Authorization scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.