Octopus Deploy Documentation

Delete a project

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This script demonstrates how to programmatically delete a project in Octopus Deploy.


Provide values for the following:

  • Octopus URL
  • Octopus API Key
  • Name of the space to use
  • Name of the project

This script will delete the project with the specified name. This operation is destructive and cannot be undone. Ensure you have a database backup and take care when running this script or one based on it


$ErrorActionPreference = "Stop";

# Define working variables
$octopusURL = "https://youroctourl"
$header = @{ "X-Octopus-ApiKey" = $octopusAPIKey }
$spaceName = "default"
$projectName = "MyProject"

# Get space
$space = (Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Uri "$octopusURL/api/spaces/all" -Headers $header) | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq $spaceName}

# Get project
$project = (Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Uri "$octopusURL/api/$($space.Id)/projects/all" -Headers $header) | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq $projectName}

# Delete project
Invoke-RestMethod -Method Delete -Uri "$octopusURL/api/$($space.Id)/projects/$($project.Id)" -Headers $header
# Load octopus.client assembly
Add-Type -Path "path\to\Octopus.Client.dll"

# Octopus variables
$octopusURL = "https://youroctourl"
$spaceName = "default"
$projectName = "MyProject"

$endpoint = New-Object Octopus.Client.OctopusServerEndpoint $octopusURL, $octopusAPIKey
$repository = New-Object Octopus.Client.OctopusRepository $endpoint
$client = New-Object Octopus.Client.OctopusClient $endpoint

    # Get space
    $space = $repository.Spaces.FindByName($spaceName)
    $repositoryForSpace = $client.ForSpace($space)

    # Get project
    $project = $repositoryForSpace.Projects.FindByName($projectName)

    # Delete project
    Write-Host $_.Exception.Message
// If using .net Core, be sure to add the NuGet package of System.Security.Permissions
#r "path\to\Octopus.Client.dll"

using Octopus.Client;
using Octopus.Client.Model;

// Declare working varibles
var octopusURL = "https://youroctourl";
var octopusAPIKey = "API-YOURAPIKEY";
var spaceName = "default";
string projectName = "MyProject";

// Create repository object
var endpoint = new OctopusServerEndpoint(octopusURL, octopusAPIKey);
var repository = new OctopusRepository(endpoint);
var client = new OctopusClient(endpoint);

    // Get space
    var space = repository.Spaces.FindByName(spaceName);
    var repositoryForSpace = client.ForSpace(space);

    // Get project
    var project = repositoryForSpace.Projects.FindByName(projectName);

    // Delete project
catch (Exception ex)
import json
import requests

octopus_server_uri = 'https://your.octopus.app/api'
octopus_api_key = 'API-YOURAPIKEY'
headers = {'X-Octopus-ApiKey': octopus_api_key}

def get_octopus_resource(uri):
    response = requests.get(uri, headers=headers)

    return json.loads(response.content.decode('utf-8'))

def get_by_name(uri, name):
    resources = get_octopus_resource(uri)
    return next((x for x in resources if x['Name'] == name), None)

space_name = 'Default'
project_name = 'Your Project Name'

space = get_by_name('{0}/spaces/all'.format(octopus_server_uri), space_name)
project = get_by_name('{0}/{1}/projects/all'.format(octopus_server_uri, space['Id']), project_name)

uri = '{0}/{1}/projects/{2}'.format(octopus_server_uri, space['Id'], project['Id'])
response = requests.delete(uri, headers=headers)

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