Service Accounts and Roles: Fundamentals

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Service Accounts and Roles: Fundamentals

1 hour 15 minutes 5 Credits


Google Cloud Self-Paced Labs


Service accounts are a special type of Google account that grant permissions to virtual machines instead of end users. Service accounts are primarily used to ensure safe, managed connections to APIs and Google Cloud services. Granting access to trusted connections and rejecting malicious ones is a must-have security feature for any Google Cloud project. In this lab, you will get hands-on practice with the ins and outs of service accounts.

What you'll do

In this lab, you will learn how to:

  • Create and manage service accounts.

  • Create a virtual machine and associate it with a service account.

  • Use client libraries to access BigQuery from a service account.

  • Run a query on a BigQuery public dataset from a Compute Engine instance.

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