Attach Kubernetes cluster to project

Posted June 15, 2020 3k views
KubernetesTerraformDigitalOcean API and CLI (doctl)

Is there any way to create a k8s cluster inside a newly created project, or to assign it, after-the-fact, to one of the existing projects, with Terraform, doctl or another tool?

I am currently writing a Terraform project that provisions a k8s cluster and other attached resources (load balancer, volumes, etc.) and I’d like to have all of them under the same project. If I can’t do it with Terraform I’ll write an external script that works with my .tf project.

Thank you

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You can see the DOKS documentation calls out a bit of a lack of support here, but provides a workaround:

The control panel does not support assigning a cluster to a project. Instead, do this with doctl projects resources assign:

doctl projects resources assign <project-id> --resource=do:kubernetes:<cluster-id>
  • Thanks a lot! It works like a charm.
    For anybody who might be interested in doing it with Terraform, you must construct the URN of the cluster manually because it does not seem to exist:

    resource "digitalocean_project" "k8s" {
      name        = "k8s"
      description = "An auto-scalable kubernetes cluster"
      purpose     = "Web Application"
      environment = "Development"
    resource "digitalocean_project_resources" "k8s-resources" {
      project =
      resources = ["do:kubernetes:${}"]