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Creating and Managing GCP Service Accounts

Hands-On Lab


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Matthew Ulasien

Team Lead Google Cloud in Content





Unlike standard IAM member accounts, service accounts are used by applications, services, or VM instances and not people. Nonetheless, the two types of accounts share many of the same features, including the ability to be assigned pre-defined or custom roles. But, of course, there are differences such as the technique for associating a VM instance with a service account. In this hands-on lab, you'll work with service accounts in a variety of ways: creating, editing, disabling, enabling, assigning IAM roles, and attaching a service account to a VM instance.

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.