Sub Projects

As your organization's IaC use grows, you might find that a single hierarchy level Project level is insufficient to organize all resources and domains. Sub Projects help you better organize your Projects, Environments, and configurations within your organization.

Sub Projects have similar configurations to Projects but are nested within other Projects. Each Sub Project may have its own Environments, Templates, Variables, etc. Users may be assigned different Roles for different Projects in a given hierarchy, e.g. only view a parent Project, but run plans under a Sub Project.

Navigating to a Sub Project

Projects Page

The Organization's Projects Page shows Projects that don't have a parent. Clicking on the Project will make it the Active Project and will bring it to its own Sub Projects page if there are any, or to its Environments page. When clicking on another Sub Project the same rules apply - if there are more Sub Projects you'll be able to navigate into them and when there are no more Sub Projects the environments are shown

Projects Menu

The menu shows only Projects without a Parent Project. Projects containing Sub Projects will have an arrow next to them. Hovering on the project will show you its Sub Projects. That way you can use the projects menu to access any project in your organization

When choosing a Project, you may navigate to its Sub Projects page from the menu.

Creating a Sub Project

In the Sub Projects page clicking on Create New Sub Project will allow you to create a sub project, similarly to when you create a standard Project. The created Project will be a Sub Project of the current active Project.

RBAC for Sub Projects

Each Sub Project inherits the Roles from its parent Project up to the root Project.

If a user doesn't have the "View Project" permission to view for a parent Project, but does have it on the Sub Project, the user may navigate the project using the menu items, with hovering over the ancestor Projects until the relevant project appears in the menu. Users are not allowed to click and navigate to any project they lack the "View Project" permission for.


Associated Credentials and Templates, Policies, and configured Notifications only affect the Project in which they are configured, and not affecting any Sub Project under said Project. As for Costs, each Project takes into account its own Environments only, without any Environment in its Sub Projects.


Unlike the above, Variables are inherited from Parent Projects to Sub Projects.

Environment migration from (sub) project to (sub) project

When using env0 local backend, migrating from 1 (sub) project to another (sub) project is not supported.

When using env0 remote backend, migrating from 1 (sub) project to another (sub) project requires the following procedure to be followed:

  1. On a local machine:
  • Log into env0 backend "terraform login"
  • Add the env0 remote backend code to the resource:
terraform {
  backend "remote" {
    hostname = ""
    organization = "[Org ID].[Project ID]"

    workspaces {
      name = "[Workspace Name]"
  • Ensuring there are no ".terraform" files or folders in the directory
  • Run "terraform init"
  • Run "terraform plan" to ensure no changes are seen in the correct environment
  • Run "terraform state pull > state2migrate.tfstate"
  • Confirm the state2migrate.tfstate file has been populated.
  • Update the project ID and workspace name in the code above. If a SubProject is being used, replace the Project ID with the SubProject ID (i.e. [Org ID].[SubProject ID]
  • Remove the ".terraform" files and folders.
  1. In env0:
  • Navigate to the new (sub) project location
  • Create a new environment running from the same VCS code with the same terraform and environmental variables.
    Ensure auto-approval is turned off.
    Enable "Use env0 Remote Backend"
  • Cancel the deployment at the "approve plan" stage as to not recreate the resources.
  1. On the local machine:
  • Run "terraform init"
  • Run "terraform state push state2migrate.tfstate"
  • Run "terraform plan" to ensure no changes are seen in the correct environment
  1. In env0:
  • Redeploy the new environment and approve as no changes should be seen.
  • Make the old environment inactive.
  • (Optional) All local ".terraform" files and the remote backend configuration can be removed from the local machine.

Moving Sub-Projects

Going into the project you want to move in the Project Settings of the page you can find a Move button

Using that button will open a popup allowing you to select which project you want that project to move into

After pressing the Move button on the project selection popup the project (and its subprojects if he has any) will be moved to the selected target project

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