How to delete a Google Cloud project that has a lien against it?

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How to delete a google cloud project?

Are you experiencing issues when trying to delete your google cloud project? Are you seeing an error in the project interface? If you are receiving any of these error messages when you delete one of your google cloud projects – You have come to the right place – This blog can help you.

The Google Cloud Delete Project Error

There are 2 ways to delete a Google Cloud Project, it can be done in the Web Interface, or it can be done via the gcloud command-line interface.

How to delete via the GCP Web Interface?

Log into the Google Cloud Console

Navigate to IAM and Admin, then press the Settings Button

, How to delete a Google Cloud project that has a lien against it?

Make sure you have your project selected at the top, in this example the project is called a “Richards Backups”. Then hit the “Shutdown” button to close and delete the project.

, How to delete a Google Cloud project that has a lien against it?

Confirm the projects name and then shutdown

, How to delete a Google Cloud project that has a lien against it?

If successful you should get this confirmation

, How to delete a Google Cloud project that has a lien against it?

But, most likely the reason for visiting this site is that you ARE NOT getting the successful.

You are probably seeing something like this

The project has a lien against it.

, How to delete a Google Cloud project that has a lien against it?

A “lien” is a lock you can put on an account to prevent accidental deletion.

If this is the case, from the Google Cloud Web Interface open the Google cloud console (gcloud)

, How to delete a Google Cloud project that has a lien against it?

Wait for the console to start, then you can validate the lien by typing

gcloud alpha resource-manager liens list
, How to delete a Google Cloud project that has a lien against it?
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to delete the lien type

gcloud alpha resource-manager liens delete [LIEN_NAME]
, How to delete a Google Cloud project that has a lien against it?
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You can now delete the project. Thats it.

For further information and technical details, the Google Cloud documentation is a great resource for all things Google Cloud Projects.

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