Connecting to Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets. The service combines the performance and scalability of Google’s cloud with advanced se

  • Step 1: Navigate to your instance of Publisher and select menu "Data Sources" in the side navigation bar.

  • Step 2: On the Data Sources page, click "Connect Data Source" button.

  • Step 3: Click on the "Google Cloud Storage Object Store" option.

  • Step 4: Click "Next"

  • Step 5: You will require the following in order to create a connection to Google Cloud Storage:

    1. A Google service account containing the data you wish to add.

    2. The Google service account key in JSON format.

    3. The name of the Google Cloud Storage bucket that contains the data.


    You can read more how to create Google Service account keys here

  • Step 6: Navigate to Google Cloud Platform

    1. Create new service account credential or navigate to the existing service account which has access to the data you wish to connect to.

    2. Select KEYS tab.

    3. Click on ADD KEY and select option Create new key.

    4. Create new key of type JSON.

  • Step 7: Upload the JSON Service Account key and click "Next"

  • Step 8: Select the storage bucket containing the data and choose the data update frequency:

    • Use Google PubSub

      • Google PubSub (the subscription to Google PubSub will be created when you click NEXT)

      • Paste the ID of the Google PubSub topic.

      • Paste the ID of the Google PubSub project.

      • Upload Google service account key for PubSub in JSON format.

    • Regularly, on a schedule. Select the time interval.

  • Step 9: Click "Next"

  • Step 10: Type a name for the data source and click "Done"

  • Step 11: Once the data source has been connected, you may optionally publish a collection containing the data on Networks by clicking "Share Collection"

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