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setup-gcloud GitHub Action

Configures the Google Cloud SDK in the GitHub Actions environment. The Google Cloud SDK includes both the gcloud and gsutil binaries.

Or integrate natively with other Google Cloud GitHub Actions:

Prerequisites

  • This action requires Google Cloud credentials to execute gcloud commands. See Authorization for more details.

  • This action runs using Node 16. If you are using self-hosted GitHub Actions runners, you must use runner version 2.285.0 or newer.

Usage

jobs:
  job_id:
    # Add "id-token" with the intended permissions.
    permissions:
      contents: 'read'
      id-token: 'write'

    steps:
    - id: 'auth'
      uses: 'google-github-actions/[email protected]'
      with:
        workload_identity_provider: 'projects/123456789/locations/global/workloadIdentityPools/my-pool/providers/my-provider'
        service_account: '[email protected]'

    - name: 'Set up Cloud SDK'
      uses: 'google-github-actions/[email protected]'

    - name: 'Use gcloud CLI'
      run: 'gcloud info'

Inputs

Cloud SDK inputs

  • version: (Optional) A string representing the version of the Cloud SDK (gcloud) to install (e.g. "290.0.1"). The default value is "latest", which will install the latest available Cloud SDK version.

    Warning! Workload Identity Federation requires version 363.0.0 or newer.

  • project_id: (Optional) Project ID (not project number) of the Google Cloud project. If provided, this will configure the gcloud CLI to use that project ID for commands. Individual commands can still override the project with the --project flag. If unspecified, the action attempts to find the "best" project ID by looking at other inputs and environment variables.

  • install_components: (Optional) List of Cloud SDK components to install specified as a comma-separated list of strings:

    install_components: 'alpha,cloud-datastore-emulator'

Authentication inputs

⚠️ Deprecated: The following authentication inputs are deprecated and will be removed in a future release. See Authorization for more information.

  • service_account_key: (Deprecated, optional) The Google Cloud service account key JSON. This key should be created and stored as a GitHub secret. It can be the raw JSON contents or a base64-encoded string of the raw JSON contents. There is no default value.

  • service_account_email: (Deprecated, optional) Email address of the service account to use for authentication. This is only required for p12 service account keys, which are no longer recommended. This input is not required if using a JSON service account key. There is no default value.

  • export_default_credentials: (Deprecated, optional) If true, the action will write credentials to the filesystem and export the GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS environment variable for future steps to consume Application Default Credentials. The default value is false.

  • credentials_file_path: (Deprecated, optional) The path at which the exported credentials should be written on disk. In order for the credentials to be available for future steps, it must be in $GITHUB_WORKSPACE or $RUNNER_TEMP. This is only valid when export_default_credentials is true. The default value is a temporary file inside $GITHUB_WORKSPACE.

  • cleanup_credentials: (Deprecated, optional) If true, the action will remove any generated credentials from the filesystem after all steps have completed. This only applies if export_default_credentials is true. The default value is true.

Example workflows

Authorization

This action installs the Cloud SDK (gcloud). To configure its authentication to Google Cloud, use the google-github-actions/auth action. You can authenticate via:

Workload Identity Federation (preferred)

⚠️ The bq and gsutil tools do not currently support Workload Identity Federation! You will need to use traditional service account key authentication for now.

jobs:
  job_id:
    # Add "id-token" with the intended permissions.
    permissions:
      contents: 'read'
      id-token: 'write'

    steps:
    - id: 'auth'
      uses: 'google-github-actions/[email protected]'
      with:
        workload_identity_provider: 'projects/123456789/locations/global/workloadIdentityPools/my-pool/providers/my-provider'
        service_account: '[email protected]'

    - name: 'Set up Cloud SDK'
      uses: 'google-github-actions/[email protected]'

    - name: 'Use gcloud CLI'
      run: 'gcloud info'

Service Account Key JSON

job:
  job_id:
    steps:
    - id: 'auth'
      uses: 'google-github-actions/[email protected]'
      with:
        credentials_json: '${{ secrets.GCP_CREDENTIALS }}'

    - name: 'Set up Cloud SDK'
      uses: 'google-github-actions/[email protected]'

    - name: 'Use gcloud CLI'
      run: 'gcloud info'

Application Default Credentials

If and only if you are using self-hosted runners that are hosted on Google Cloud Platform, the Cloud SDK will automatically authenticate using the machine credentials:

job:
  job_id:
    steps:
    - name: 'Set up Cloud SDK'
      uses: 'google-github-actions/[email protected]'

    - name: 'Use gcloud CLI'
      run: 'gcloud info'

Versioning

We recommend pinning to the latest available major version:

- uses: 'google-github-actions/[email protected]'

While this action attempts to follow semantic versioning, but we're ultimately human and sometimes make mistakes. To prevent accidental breaking changes, you can also pin to a specific version:

- uses: 'google-github-actions/[email protected]'

However, you will not get automatic security updates or new features without explicitly updating your version number. Note that we only publish MAJOR and MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH versions. There is not a floating alias for MAJOR.MINOR.

Contributing

See CONTRIBUTING.

License

See LICENSE.