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Create a project

Projects allow you to group together different resources within Northflank.

Projects on Northflank contain services to build and deploy your code, databases, storage volumes, and secret groups which can create isolated networks with each other in the same project and can communicate without the need for public endpoints.

You can select the region for each of your projects, which determines where your services and data are hosted.

Each user is granted one free project on their account, with a limited number of services and resources available.

Create a project

Projects are specific to geographic regions, which determine where resources will be provisioned.

To create a new project:

  1. Click here , or select project from the create new drop-down menu in the top right corner of the screen
  2. If you do not currently have a free project, choose whether to create an unrestricted project or a free project
  3. Enter a project name (optional: choose a colour to help identify different projects)
  4. Choose your project region, this will determine where your project is hosted
  5. Create your new project
Creating a new project in the Northflank application


  • The region cannot be changed after your project has been created.
  • A project cannot be transferred to other users or teams.

Once your project has been created, you can start building and running your code, managing workflows in pipelines, and more.

Creating a new project in the Northflank application

Free project

You can have one active free project per user account, with a limited number of resources.

Your free project can be upgraded to unrestricted projects later to unlock more resources.