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Creating a Google Service Account

In order to create a Google service account for use with Thanos:

Navigate to the Google console menu and select IAM & Admin -> Service accounts.

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From here, select the option + Create Service Account

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Provide a Service Account Name and Description

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Press Create.

You should now be at the Service account permissions (optional) screen. Click inside the Role box, and set the first entry to Storage Object Creator. Click the + Add Another Role and set the second entry to Storage Object Viewer.

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Hit Continue

You should now be prompted to allow specific accounts access to this service account. This should be based on specific internal needs and is not a requirement. You can leave empty and press Done

Create a Key

Once back to the service accounts menu, select the ... at the end of the entry you just created and press Create Key

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Confirm JSON

Confirm a JSON key and hit Create. This will download a JSON service account key entry for use with the Thanos object-store.yaml mentioned in the initial setup step.

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