Method: accounts.create

Creates an account with the specified name and type under the given parent.

  • Personal accounts and Organizations cannot be created.
  • User Groups cannot be created with a Personal account as primary owner.
  • Location Groups cannot be created with a primary owner of a Personal account if the Personal account is in an Organization.
  • Location Groups cannot own Location Groups.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Query parameters



The resource name of the account which will be the primary owner of the account being created. It should be of the form accounts/{accountId}/.

Request body

The request body contains an instance of Account.

Response body

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

Authorization Scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the OAuth 2.0 Overview.