A project allows a community of users to organize and manage their content in isolation from other communities.

Creating a Project

If allowed by your cluster administrator , you can create a new project using the CLI or the web console.

Using the Web Console

To create a new project using the web console, click the Create Project button on the Projects panel or the Projects page.

Create Project

The Create Project button is displayed by default, but can be optionally hidden or customized.

Using the CLI

To create a new project using the CLI:

$ oc new-project <project_name> \
    --description="<description>" --display-name="<display_name>"

For example:

$ oc new-project hello-openshift \
    --description="This is an example project to demonstrate OpenShift v3" \
    --display-name="Hello OpenShift"

The number of projects you are allowed to create may be limited by the system administrator. Once your limit is reached, you may need to delete an existing project in order to create a new one.

Viewing Projects

When viewing projects, you are restricted to seeing only the projects you have access to view based on the authorization policy.

To view a list of projects:

$ oc get projects

You can change from the current project to a different project for CLI operations. The specified project is then used in all subsequent operations that manipulate project-scoped content:

$ oc project <project_name>

You can also use the web console to view and change between projects. After authenticating and logging in, you are presented with a list of projects that you have access to.

The right panel shown with the service catalog provides quick access to the most recently accessed projects (up to five projects). For the full list of projects, use the View All link provided at the top of the right panel.

Projects List

If you use the CLI to create a new project, you can then refresh the page in the browser to see the new project.

Selecting a project brings you to the project overview for that project.

Clicking on the kebab menu for a particular project presents you with the following options:

Project Kebab Menu

Checking Project Status

The oc status command provides a high-level overview of the current project, with its components and their relationships. This command takes no argument:

$ oc status

Filtering by Labels

You can filter the contents of a project page in the web console by using the labels of a resource. You can pick from a suggested label name and values, or type in your own. Multiple filters can be added. When multiple filters are applied, resources must match all of the filters to remain visible.

To filter by labels:

  1. Select a label type:

    List of options
  2. Select one of the following:


    Verify that the label name exists, but ignore its value.

    does not exist

    Verify that the label name does not exist, but ignore its value.


    Verify that the label name exists and is equal to one of the selected values.

    not in

    Verify that the label name does not exist, or is not equal to any of the selected values.

    Web Console Filter Step 2
    1. If you selected in or not in, select a set of values then select Filter:

      Web Console Filter Step 3
  3. After adding filters, you can stop filtering by selecting Clear all filters or by clicking individual filters to remove them:

    Clear filters

Bookmarking Page States

The OpenShift Container Platform web console now bookmarks page states, which is helpful in saving label filters and other settings.

When you do something to change the page’s state, like switching between tabs, the URL in the browser’s navigation bar is automatically updated.

Deleting a Project

When you delete a project, the server updates the project status to Terminating from Active. The server then clears all content from a project that is Terminating before finally removing the project. While a project is in Terminating status, a user cannot add new content to the project. Projects can be deleted from the CLI or the web console.

To delete a project using the CLI:

$ oc delete project <project_name>