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Create an organization

Learn how to create a new organization in the PlanetScale app.


This article is a continuation of the onboarding series and is an optional step between creating an account in PlanetScale and creating a database. Here, we'll cover how to create a new organization from within the PlanetScale app.

Every PlanetScale database is housed within an organization, and each user can be a member of one or more organizations. For more information on PlanetScale organizations, see our access control documentation. When you create a new PlanetScale account, a new organization be created automatically. The name of your current organization can be seen in the top-left corner of the application.

If you'd like to continue using the default organization, you can skip ahead to the next lesson, creating a database.

Creating a new organization

To create a new organization, go to your account icon in the top right corner of the application, and click the small arrow to expand the drop-down menu.

From here, click on "Create new organization." This should open up a prompt for a name.

After clicking "Create organization" the new organization will be created, and the application should switch to this one automatically. In the top-left corner, you should now see the name of your new organization.

Two switch to a different one, click the arrow next to the organization name to expand the drop down, and click the one you want to view.

Next steps

In this guide, we explored how to create a new organization. Next, you'll see how to create a new database within an organization.

Need help?

Get help from the PlanetScale support team, or join our GitHub discussion board to see how others are using PlanetScale.

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