Google Cloud Credentials

To add Google Compute Engine (GCE) as the type in Nirmata, add the Service Account Key.

Locating GCE Service Account Key

You must have a Service Account Key to add a Google Compute Engine (GCE) as a Cloud Provider in Nirmata. A GCE service account key allows external services to communicate with GCE.

The service account must be configured with the following permissions:

  • Compute Admin
  • Compute Network Viewer
  • Kubernetes Engine Admin
  • Service Account User
  • Storage Object Viewer

To configure permissions for a service account, go to ‘IAM & Admin’ panel and select ‘IAM’ and there you will the permissions for different member and service accounts. Here you can add the necessary permissions.

To locate a Service Account Key:

  1. Login to GCP Console and open IAM & admin.
  2. Select a project from the drop down menu and click Open.


  1. Select Service Accounts from the left sidebar menu.


  1. Locate the service account, click the More more_vert button in that row, and then click Create.
  2. Select the Key Type and click Create.

NOTE: The privateKeyData returned is a base64-encoded string representation of the JSON or P12 key/credentials.

  1. Save the JSON file in a secure and accessible location.

Creating GCP Credentials in Nirmata

To create a GCP credential in Nirmata:

  1. Select Cloud Credentials tab from the sidebar menu.
  2. Select +Add Cloud Provider from the top right corner.
  3. Enter a name for the GCP Cloud Credentials.
  4. Select Google Cloud Platform from the type dropdown.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Under Settings tab, drag-drop the GCP Service Account Key JSON file.

Alternatively, you can also click the provided space and locate the service account key from your local directory.

  1. Click Next. This screen validates your GCP credentials in Nirmata.
  2. Click Finish.

Your GCP Credential is configured when the Validate screen displays Success status.

Once the GCP account access is validated, setup a Google Cloud Host Groups or create a Cluster Type .

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