Creating a Service Account

Each project has a service account associated with it. You can create a service account for your project in the Google Cloud Platform Console. When you create a service account, you obtain a key in P12 file format that can be used for authentication.

The high-level steps to create a service account are as follows:

  1. Create a service account.

    For instructions on creating a service account and obtaining a P12 key type, go to Google Cloud Platform, Google Cloud Storage Authentication, Service account credentials.

  2. Save your PKCS12 key securely and remember its location. You will need this location when you create a virtual client.
  3. Delegate domain-wide authority to the service account.