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Google Cloud Platform Administration

By : Ranjit Singh Thakurratan
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Google Cloud Platform Administration

By: Ranjit Singh Thakurratan

Overview of this book

On-premise data centers are costly to manage. If you need a data center but don’t want to deal with a physical one, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is the solution. With GCP, you can build, test, and deploy applications on Google’s infrastructure. Google Cloud Platform Administration begins with GCP fundamentals, with the help of which you will deploy your first app and gain an understanding of Google Cloud architecture and services. Furthermore, you will learn how to manage Compute, networking, and storage resources. As you make your way through the book, you will learn how to track and manage GCP’s usage, monitoring, and billing access control. You will also be able to manage your GCP's access and permissions. In the concluding chapters, you will explore a list of different developer tools for managing and interacting with the GCP platform. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to effectively deploy workloads on GCP.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Google Cloud Platform Identity and Security

In this chapter, we will learn about GCP identity and security. We begin the chapter with a brief overview of Google's infrastructure security layers and its cloud platform security. We will learn about identity access management and the key management service (KMS)—two services that are core to how you allow role-based and key-based access to your GCP environment. We will briefly look into cloud security scanner. We will also learn about security keys, which allow you to secure your account using two-step verification. In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Infrastructure and cloud platform security
  • Identity access management
  • Key management service
  • Cloud security scanner
  • Security keys

There is a lot more to identity and security service offerings than what this chapter covers. This brief overview will help you get...