Signing Up for Google Cloud

This chapter explains how to sign up for Google Cloud.

To Sign Up for Google Cloud

  1. Go to https://cloud.google.com/storage/ and click Try free.

  1. Select your country, agree to their terms of service, and then indicate if you'd like to receive periodic emails. Click AGREE AND CONTINUE.

  1. Fill in the registration form.

  1. Once you completed to fill the registration form, click Start my free trial.

  1. Once you access the main dashboard. Open IAM & admin menu, then select IAM.

  1. To create a new project, click Create.

All data in Google Cloud Storage belongs inside a project. A project consists of a set of users, a set of APIs, billing, authentication, and monitoring settings for those APIs. You can have one or multiple projects.

  1. Specify the name for your project, then click Create.

  1. Once the project is created, you will be able to create your first storage bucket inside this project. Open Storage menu, then click Browser.

  1. Click Create bucket.

  1. Specify the bucket name, default storage class, and location, then click Create.

Note: Buckets belong to a particular project and cannot be shared among projects. There is no limit, however, on the number of buckets that you can create within a project.

Preparing a Service Account

To authenticate your application in Google Cloud Storage, you can use your service accounts. A service account's credentials include a generated unique email address, a client ID, and at least one public/private key pair.

To Create a Service Account

  1. Open API & Services menu, then click Credentials.

  1. In the Create credentials drop-down list, select Service account key.

  1. Specify the service account and the key type, then click Create.

  1. The public key will be downloaded. The private key's password will be shown in a pop-up window. It is recommended to write the private key down and keep it in a safe place.

In addition, the service account information will also be displayed in the Credentials Dashboard.

  1. The sign-up is done. To learn more about addning a cloud storage, refer to Adding a Cloud Storage chapter.