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Introduction to GCP credentials

These instructions are a guide only. Always check your cloud provider documentation for up to date information.

Note that when you are first configuring your account, you may need to wait a little while for information to propagate throughout the Google Cloud Platform.

To use GCP with Abiquo, you will need credentials to access your GCP account.

These credentials are as follows:

  • Access key ID: project_id#client_id#client_email#private_key_id
    Secret access key: private_key


Only use ONE set of GCP keys for each enterprise in each datacenter

GCP will allow you to generate more than one set of active keys for each Google Cloud Platform user. However, in Abiquo, you can only add one set per enterprise. If you try to add another set, for example, using the API, you will get an error message.

Generate credentials in Google

To obtain GCP credentials

  1. Go to the Console of the Google Cloud Platform
  2. Create a project and enable billing
  3. If the GCE API is not enabled, enable it
  4. Select a Project
  5. Go to Project settings → Service accounts →  Create service account
  6. Enter the account details
  7. Assign the appropriate Role, for example, Compute Admin, and Big Query Admin (for billing dashboards)
  8. Add a credential
  9. Download the credential file in JSON format to a secure location
  10. From the credential file, you will need the following values.
    1. project_id
    2. client_id
    3. client_email
    4. private_key_id
    5. private_key
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