Google Helpers

List of Google helpers:


  • By default, TerraspacePluginGoogle.logger = Terrraspace.logger. This means, you can set logger.level = "debug" in config/app.rb to see more details.
  • The gcloud cli is used to create IAM roles. So gcloud is required. Note: Would like to use the google sdk, but it wasn’t obvious how to do so. PRs are welcomed.
  • The Google helpers are provided by boltops-tools/terraspace_plugin_google.


Most of the Google helpers use the SDK to call the Google Cloud API. As such, it needs to be authenticated. You can do this by setting the GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS environment variable point to the path with a service account credentials file. IE:


export GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS=~/.gcp/service-account.json

If you would like to use a user IAM credentials instead of a service account. You can also run use application-default login. Example:

gcloud auth application-default login

This generates an Application Default Credentials at .config/gcloud/application_default_credentials.json. Note, make sure that GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS is not set or else the application_default_credentials.json will not be used. Also, the google sdk prints a warning to use a service account instead. You can suppress that warning with this: