This topic describes how to configure BOSH with the minimum set of permissions on Google Cloud Engine.

Google CPI and Director

This section will guide you through how to configure the Google Cloud CPI and Director with the default blobstore.

Note: If you wish to configure BOSH to use GCS blobstore also follow [these steps](google-required-permissions.html#director-with-gcs-blobstore)

  1. Download and install the Google Cloud CLI and BOSH CLI v2.

  2. Create a file called bosh-director-role.yml.

    title: BOSH Director
    stage: BETA
    description: Allows BOSH Google CPI to perform all BOSH Director actions
    name: projects/((project_id))/roles/bosh.director
    included_permissions:
    # addresses
    - compute.addresses.get
    - compute.addresses.list
    
    # backend services
    - compute.backendServices.get
    - compute.backendServices.list
    
    # disk types
    - compute.diskTypes.get
    
    # disks
    - compute.disks.delete
    - compute.disks.list
    - compute.disks.get
    - compute.disks.createSnapshot
    - compute.snapshots.create
    - compute.disks.create
    - compute.images.useReadOnly
    
    # global operations
    - compute.globalOperations.get
    # images
    - compute.images.delete
    - compute.images.get
    - compute.images.create
    
    # instance groups
    - compute.instanceGroups.get
    - compute.instanceGroups.list
    - compute.instanceGroups.update
    
    # instances
    - compute.instances.setMetadata
    - compute.instances.setLabels
    - compute.instances.setTags
    - compute.instances.reset
    - compute.instances.start
    - compute.instances.list
    - compute.instances.get
    - compute.instances.delete
    - compute.instances.create
    - compute.subnetworks.use
    - compute.subnetworks.useExternalIp
    - compute.instances.detachDisk
    - compute.instances.attachDisk
    - compute.disks.use
    - compute.instances.deleteAccessConfig
    - compute.instances.addAccessConfig
    - compute.addresses.use
    
    # machine type
    - compute.machineTypes.get
    
    # region operations
    - compute.regionOperations.get
    
    # zone operations
    - compute.zoneOperations.get
    
    # networks
    - compute.networks.get
    
    # subnetworks
    - compute.subnetworks.get
    
    # snapshots
    - compute.snapshots.delete
    - compute.snapshots.get
    
    # target pool
    - compute.targetPools.list
    - compute.targetPools.get
    - compute.targetPools.addInstance
    - compute.targetPools.removeInstance
    - compute.instances.use
    
    # Storage services - used when uploading heavy stemcells
    - storage.buckets.create
    - storage.objects.create
    
  3. Create the BOSH Director role:

    gcloud beta iam roles --project <project-id> create bosh.director \
      --file <( bosh int -v project_id=<project-id> bosh-director-role.yml )
    
  4. On Google Cloud navigate go to IAM & admin > Service accounts and click on CREATE SERVICE ACCOUNT. Give your service account a name, check Furnish a new private key and select the aforementioned role.

Minimum permissions for GCS blobstore

In addition to configuring the Google CPI and Director with the previous permissions, in order to allow them to use GCS blobstore you need to grant additional permissions.

Note: We highly recommend creating separate service accounts.

This configuration is similar to the previous one except that it’s used when the Director and the Agents use GCS as their blobstore instead of an internal blobstore provided by the bosh release.

  1. Download and install the Google Cloud CLI and BOSH CLI v2.

  2. Create a file called director-blobstore-role.yml.

    title: BOSH Director GCS Blobstore
    stage: BETA
    description: Allows BOSH Director GCS Blobstore client to perform necessary operations to the blobstore
    name: projects/((project_id))/roles/blobstore.director
    included_permissions:
    - storage.buckets.get
    - storage.objects.get
    - storage.objects.create
    - storage.objects.delete
    

    and agent-blobstore-role.yml.

    title: BOSH Agent GCS Blobstore
    stage: BETA
    description: Allows BOSH Agent GCS Blobstore client to perform necessary operations to the blobstore
    name: projects/((project_id))/roles/blobstore.agent
    included_permissions:
    - storage.buckets.get
    - storage.objects.get
    - storage.objects.create
    

    Note: The agent does not need to delete files from the blobstore

  3. Configure roles.

    gcloud beta iam roles --project <project-id> create blobstore.director \
      --file <( bosh int -v project_id=<project-id> director-blobstore-role.yml )
    
    gcloud beta iam roles --project <project-id> create blobstore.agent \
      --file <( bosh int -v project_id=<project-id> agent-blobstore-role.yml )
    
  4. On Google Cloud navigate go to IAM & admin > Service accounts and click on CREATE SERVICE ACCOUNT. Give your service account a name, check Furnish a new private key and select the aforementioned roles.

  1. Configure GCS Blobstore

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