Setting up or creating a console project


Google cloud storage lives in the context of a project, so storage buckets (these can be thought of as ways of organizing your data into different volumes) live within a project. A bucket has a unique name across all of Google cloud storage, but it lives inside a project. This means that before you can get started, you need to set up a console project and a billing account if you don't already have it

This will walk you through the steps of doing all that. It can be fairly confusing and laborious but once you've done it a few times it's not so bad. The UI for the console changes regularly too so it may not look exactly like this when you get round to it.

Create a project

The first step is to go to the Developers console and create a new project (or use one of your existing ones). Depending on whether you have other projects, you'll land at different places in the console, but you need to find this dialog to create a new project.


The first step is to go to the Developers console and create a new project. Depending on whether you have other projects, you'll land at different places in the console, but you need to find this dialog to create a new project. I already have a project set up, so I'll use that for the some of the rest of the example.

Enabling billing


Cloud storage is a paid for service (although its very cheap), so to be able to use it you need to set up a Billing Account, or you may already have one you can use. You get to the Billing section like this

And you create or manage a billing account through this dialog


Assign billing account to project


Next you need to assign your billing account to your project that will host your storage. Selecting Billing from the side menu with the project open for which billing is not yet enabled, gives you this dialog - this is where you link the billing account to the project


Now the project is set up and ready to have the APIS enabled, take a look at Enabling APIs and OAuth2







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