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How To Integrate with Google Cloud Platform using Python

Create and setup Google service accounts. Create Python docker container. Run Python script to upload files into Google Cloud Storage.
How To Integrate with Google Cloud Platform using Python
How To Integrate with Google Cloud Platform using Python



Create a directory with service_account.json, requirements.txt, main.py, hello_gcs.txt, Dockerfile in Cloud Shell

Setup service_account.json using https://cloud.google.com/iam/docs/creating-managing-service-accounts

  "type": "service_account",
  "project_id": "abc",
  "private_key_id": "abc",
  "client_email": "abc",
  "client_id": "abc",
  "auth_uri": "https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/auth",
  "token_uri": "https://oauth2.googleapis.com/token",
  "auth_provider_x509_cert_url": "https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v1/certs",
  "client_x509_cert_url": "abc"

requirements.txt based on your requirements


main.py, refer here for more details https://cloud.google.com/storage/docs/uploading-objects#storage-upload-object-python

from google.cloud import storage
"""Uploads a file to the bucket."""
# The ID of your GCS bucket
bucket_name = "chenmingyong"

# The path to your file to upload
source_file_name = "hello_gcs.txt"

# The ID of your GCS object
destination_blob_name = "hello_gcs.txt"

storage_client = storage.Client()
bucket = storage_client.bucket(bucket_name)
blob = bucket.blob(destination_blob_name)


print(f"Successfully uploaded {source_file_name} into gs://{bucket_name}/{destination_blob_name}")

hello_gcs.txt -> just type anything you like 🤣

Today is a sunny day! 

Dockerfile, based on the guide here https://hub.docker.com/_/python

FROM python:3.7

# Install nano editor just in case we need to write some file
RUN apt-get update 
RUN apt-get -y install nano 

# Install the python dependencies
COPY requirements.txt ./
RUN pip install --no-cache-dir -r requirements.txt

# Copy all the files in the existing folder into /usr/src/app
WORKDIR /usr/src/app
COPY . .

# Export google application credentials to have the necessary permission
ENV GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS="/usr/src/app/service_account.json"

Start running your command, docker build and ssh into the container!

# Build the container 
docker build -t my-python-app .

# Check that the image is built
docker image ls

# Ssh into the container
docker run -it --rm --name my-running-app my-python-app /bin/bash

Finally, run the python script! 😎

python main.py

You should be able to see your file in the Cloud Storage now!

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