Request header for the create droplette API -- How to assign it to a Project in your account

I’m attempting to create an instance with an API but getting it assigned to a specific project i cannot do. The closest I came is here: database cluster.-,project_id,-string <uuid Basically it looks like I need a reference to the project in the Request body headers but when I look for that I’m having no such luck… I tried project:, project_id: but no luck

The only way i can see is to make the target project the default…which makes any new instance created via API be assigned to it…but then any instance i create would only be assigned to that. Kind of at a loss here

def create_do_droplette():
    droplet = digitalocean.Droplet(token=API_DIGITALO_TOKEN,
                                region='nyc1', # New York 1
                                image='ubuntu-20-04-x64', # Ubuntu 20.04 x64
                                size_slug='s-1vcpu-1gb',  # 1GB RAM, 1 vCPU
                                project_id="Test") # don't know about this here <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    return droplet.create()

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Bobby Iliev
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March 2, 2023
Accepted Answer

Hi there,

I believe that you could create your Droplet first and then make a second API call to attach the newly created Droplet to the project.

For example:

curl -X POST \
  -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
  -H "Authorization: Bearer $DIGITALOCEAN_TOKEN" \
  -d '{"resources": ["do:droplet:1", "do:floatingip:"]}' \

For more information here is a reference to the API documentation:

The API documentation URL that you’ve shared is for database clusters rather than Droplets.

Hope that this helps!