Compute Engine IAM roles and permissions

When you add a new member to your project, you can use an Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy to give that member one or more IAM roles. Each IAM role contains permissions that grant the member access to specific resources.

Compute Engine has a set of predefined IAM roles that are described on this page. You can also create custom roles that contain subsets of permissions that map directly to your needs.

To learn which permissions are required for each method, see the Compute Engine API reference documentation:

For information about granting access, see the following pages.

Before you begin

  • Read the IAM documentation.

What is IAM?

Google Cloud offers IAM, which lets you give more granular access to specific Google Cloud resources and prevents unwanted access to other resources. IAM lets you adopt the security principle of least privilege, so you grant only the necessary access to your resources.

IAM lets you control who (identity) has what (roles) permission to which resources by setting IAM policies. IAM policies grant specific role(s) to a project member, giving that identity certain permissions. For example, for a given resource, such as a project, you can assign the roles/compute.networkAdmin role to a Google Account and that account can control network-related resources in the project, but cannot manage other resources, like instances and disks. You can also use IAM to manage the Cloud console legacy roles granted to project team members.

The serviceAccountUser role

When granted together with roles/compute.instanceAdmin.v1, roles/iam.serviceAccountUser gives members the ability to create and manage instances that use a service account. Specifically, granting roles/iam.serviceAccountUser and roles/compute.instanceAdmin.v1 together gives members permission to:

  • Create an instance that runs as a service account.
  • Attach a persistent disk to an instance that runs as a service account.
  • Set instance metadata on an instance that runs as a service account.
  • Use SSH to connect to an instance that runs as a service account.
  • Reconfigure an instance to run as a service account.

You can grant roles/iam.serviceAccountUser one of two ways:

  • Recommended. Grant the role to a member on a specific service account. This gives a member access to the service account for which they are an iam.serviceAccountUser but prevents access to other service accounts for which the member is not an iam.serviceAccountUser.

  • Grant the role to a member on the project level. The member has access to all service accounts in the project, including service accounts that are created in the future.

If you aren't familiar with service accounts, learn more about service accounts.

Google Cloud Console permission

To use the Google Cloud console to access Compute Engine resources, you must have a role that contains the following permission on the project:

compute.projects.get

Connecting to an instance as an instanceAdmin

After you grant a project member the roles/compute.instanceAdmin.v1 role, they can connect to virtual machine (VM) instances by using standard Google Cloud tools, like the gcloud CLI or SSH-in-browser.

When a member uses the gcloud CLI or SSH-in-browser, the tools automatically generate a public/private key pair and add the public key to the project metadata. If the member does not have permissions to edit project metadata, the tool adds the member's public key to the instance metadata instead.

If the member has an existing key pair they want to use, they can manually add their public key to the instance's metadata. Learn more about adding SSH keys to an instance.

IAM with service accounts

Create new custom service accounts and grant IAM roles to service accounts to limit the access of your instances. Use IAM roles with custom service accounts to:

  • Limit the access your instances have to Google Cloud APIs using granular IAM roles.
  • Give each instance, or set of instances, a unique identity.
  • Limit the access of your default service account.

Learn more about service accounts.

Managed instance groups and IAM

Managed instance groups (MIGs) are resources that perform actions on your behalf without direct user interaction. For example, the MIG can add and remove VMs from the group.

All of the operations performed by Compute Engine as part of the MIG are performed by the Google APIs Service Agent for your project, which has an email address like the following: PROJECT_ID@cloudservices.gserviceaccount.com

By default, the Google APIs Service Agent is granted the Editor role (roles/editor) at the project level, which gives enough privileges to create resources based on the MIG's configuration. If you're customizing access for the Google APIs Service Agent, then grant the Compute Instance Admin (v1) role (roles/compute.instanceAdmin.v1) and, optionally, the Service Account User role (roles/iam.serviceAccountUser). The Service Account User role is required only if the MIG creates VMs that can run as a service account.

Note that the Google APIs Service Agent is also used by other processes, including Deployment Manager.

When you create a MIG or update its instance template, Compute Engine validates that the Google APIs Service Agent has the following role and permissions:

  • Service Account User role, which is important if you plan to create instances that can run as a service account
  • Permissions to all the resources referenced from instance templates, such as images, disks, VPC networks, and subnets

Predefined Compute Engine IAM roles

With IAM, every API method in Compute Engine API requires that the identity making the API request has the appropriate permissions to use the resource. Permissions are granted by setting policies that grant roles to a member (user, group, or service account) of your project.

In addition to basic roles (viewer, editor, owner) and custom roles, you can assign the following Compute Engine predefined roles to the members of your project.

You can grant multiple roles to a project member on the same resource. For example, if your networking team also manages firewall rules, you can grant both roles/compute.networkAdmin and roles/compute.securityAdmin to the networking team's Google group.

The following tables describe the predefined Compute Engine IAM roles, as well as the permissions contained within each role. Each role contains a set of permissions that is suitable for a specific task. For example, the Instance Admin roles grant permissions to manage instances, the network-related roles include permissions to manage network-related resources, and the security role includes permissions to manage security-related resources, like firewalls and SSL certificates.

Compute Admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Admin
(roles/compute.admin)

Full control of all Compute Engine resources.

If the user will be managing virtual machine instances that are configured to run as a service account, you must also grant the roles/iam.serviceAccountUser role.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • Disk
  • Image
  • Instance
  • Instance template
  • Node group
  • Node template
  • Snapshot Beta
  • compute.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute Image User role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Image User
(roles/compute.imageUser)

Permission to list and read images without having other permissions on the image. Granting this role at the project level gives users the ability to list all images in the project and create resources, such as instances and persistent disks, based on images in the project.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • ImageBeta
  • compute.images.get
  • compute.images.getFromFamily
  • compute.images.list
  • compute.images.useReadOnly
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute Instance Admin (beta) role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Instance Admin (beta)
(roles/compute.instanceAdmin)

Permissions to create, modify, and delete virtual machine instances. This includes permissions to create, modify, and delete disks, and also to configure Shielded VM settings.

If the user will be managing virtual machine instances that are configured to run as a service account, you must also grant the roles/iam.serviceAccountUser role.

For example, if your company has someone who manages groups of virtual machine instances but does not manage network or security settings and does not manage instances that run as service accounts, you can grant this role on the organization, folder, or project that contains the instances, or you can grant it on individual instances.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • Disk
  • Image
  • Instance
  • Instance template
  • Snapshot Beta
  • compute.acceleratorTypes.*
  • compute.addresses.createInternal
  • compute.addresses.deleteInternal
  • compute.addresses.get
  • compute.addresses.list
  • compute.addresses.use
  • compute.addresses.useInternal
  • compute.autoscalers.*
  • compute.diskTypes.*
  • compute.disks.create
  • compute.disks.createSnapshot
  • compute.disks.delete
  • compute.disks.get
  • compute.disks.list
  • compute.disks.resize
  • compute.disks.setLabels
  • compute.disks.update
  • compute.disks.use
  • compute.disks.useReadOnly
  • compute.globalAddresses.get
  • compute.globalAddresses.list
  • compute.globalAddresses.use
  • compute.globalNetworkEndpointGroups.*
  • compute.globalOperations.get
  • compute.globalOperations.list
  • compute.images.get
  • compute.images.getFromFamily
  • compute.images.list
  • compute.images.useReadOnly
  • compute.instanceGroupManagers.*
  • compute.instanceGroups.*
  • compute.instanceTemplates.*
  • compute.instances.*
  • compute.licenses.get
  • compute.licenses.list
  • compute.machineImages.*
  • compute.machineTypes.*
  • compute.networkEndpointGroups.*
  • compute.networks.get
  • compute.networks.list
  • compute.networks.use
  • compute.networks.useExternalIp
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.regionNetworkEndpointGroups.*
  • compute.regionOperations.get
  • compute.regionOperations.list
  • compute.regions.*
  • compute.reservations.get
  • compute.reservations.list
  • compute.subnetworks.get
  • compute.subnetworks.list
  • compute.subnetworks.use
  • compute.subnetworks.useExternalIp
  • compute.targetPools.get
  • compute.targetPools.list
  • compute.zoneOperations.get
  • compute.zoneOperations.list
  • compute.zones.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute Instance Admin (v1) role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Instance Admin (v1)
(roles/compute.instanceAdmin.v1)

Full control of Compute Engine instances, instance groups, disks, snapshots, and images. Read access to all Compute Engine networking resources.

If you grant a user this role only at an instance level, then that user cannot create new instances.

  • compute.acceleratorTypes.*
  • compute.addresses.createInternal
  • compute.addresses.deleteInternal
  • compute.addresses.get
  • compute.addresses.list
  • compute.addresses.use
  • compute.addresses.useInternal
  • compute.autoscalers.*
  • compute.backendBuckets.get
  • compute.backendBuckets.list
  • compute.backendServices.get
  • compute.backendServices.list
  • compute.diskTypes.*
  • compute.disks.*
  • compute.externalVpnGateways.get
  • compute.externalVpnGateways.list
  • compute.firewalls.get
  • compute.firewalls.list
  • compute.forwardingRules.get
  • compute.forwardingRules.list
  • compute.globalAddresses.get
  • compute.globalAddresses.list
  • compute.globalAddresses.use
  • compute.globalForwardingRules.get
  • compute.globalForwardingRules.list
  • compute.globalForwardingRules.pscGet
  • compute.globalNetworkEndpointGroups.*
  • compute.globalOperations.get
  • compute.globalOperations.list
  • compute.healthChecks.get
  • compute.healthChecks.list
  • compute.httpHealthChecks.get
  • compute.httpHealthChecks.list
  • compute.httpsHealthChecks.get
  • compute.httpsHealthChecks.list
  • compute.images.*
  • compute.instanceGroupManagers.*
  • compute.instanceGroups.*
  • compute.instanceTemplates.*
  • compute.instances.*
  • compute.interconnectAttachments.get
  • compute.interconnectAttachments.list
  • compute.interconnectLocations.*
  • compute.interconnects.get
  • compute.interconnects.list
  • compute.licenseCodes.*
  • compute.licenses.*
  • compute.machineImages.*
  • compute.machineTypes.*
  • compute.networkEndpointGroups.*
  • compute.networks.get
  • compute.networks.list
  • compute.networks.use
  • compute.networks.useExternalIp
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.projects.setCommonInstanceMetadata
  • compute.regionBackendServices.get
  • compute.regionBackendServices.list
  • compute.regionHealthCheckServices.get
  • compute.regionHealthCheckServices.list
  • compute.regionHealthChecks.get
  • compute.regionHealthChecks.list
  • compute.regionNetworkEndpointGroups.*
  • compute.regionNotificationEndpoints.get
  • compute.regionNotificationEndpoints.list
  • compute.regionOperations.get
  • compute.regionOperations.list
  • compute.regionSslCertificates.get
  • compute.regionSslCertificates.list
  • compute.regionTargetHttpProxies.get
  • compute.regionTargetHttpProxies.list
  • compute.regionTargetHttpsProxies.get
  • compute.regionTargetHttpsProxies.list
  • compute.regionUrlMaps.get
  • compute.regionUrlMaps.list
  • compute.regions.*
  • compute.reservations.get
  • compute.reservations.list
  • compute.resourcePolicies.*
  • compute.routers.get
  • compute.routers.list
  • compute.routes.get
  • compute.routes.list
  • compute.serviceAttachments.get
  • compute.serviceAttachments.list
  • compute.snapshots.*
  • compute.sslCertificates.get
  • compute.sslCertificates.list
  • compute.sslPolicies.get
  • compute.sslPolicies.list
  • compute.sslPolicies.listAvailableFeatures
  • compute.subnetworks.get
  • compute.subnetworks.list
  • compute.subnetworks.use
  • compute.subnetworks.useExternalIp
  • compute.targetGrpcProxies.get
  • compute.targetGrpcProxies.list
  • compute.targetHttpProxies.get
  • compute.targetHttpProxies.list
  • compute.targetHttpsProxies.get
  • compute.targetHttpsProxies.list
  • compute.targetInstances.get
  • compute.targetInstances.list
  • compute.targetPools.get
  • compute.targetPools.list
  • compute.targetSslProxies.get
  • compute.targetSslProxies.list
  • compute.targetTcpProxies.get
  • compute.targetTcpProxies.list
  • compute.targetVpnGateways.get
  • compute.targetVpnGateways.list
  • compute.urlMaps.get
  • compute.urlMaps.list
  • compute.vpnGateways.get
  • compute.vpnGateways.list
  • compute.vpnTunnels.get
  • compute.vpnTunnels.list
  • compute.zoneOperations.get
  • compute.zoneOperations.list
  • compute.zones.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute Load Balancer Admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Load Balancer Admin
(roles/compute.loadBalancerAdmin) Beta

Permissions to create, modify, and delete load balancers and associate resources.

For example, if your company has a load balancing team that manages load balancers, SSL certificates for load balancers, SSL policies, and other load balancing resources, and a separate networking team that manages the rest of the networking resources, then grant this role to the load balancing team's group.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • InstanceBeta
  • certificatemanager.certmaps.get
  • certificatemanager.certmaps.list
  • certificatemanager.certmaps.use
  • compute.addresses.*
  • compute.backendBuckets.*
  • compute.backendServices.*
  • compute.disks.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.disks.listTagBindings
  • compute.forwardingRules.*
  • compute.globalAddresses.*
  • compute.globalForwardingRules.*
  • compute.globalNetworkEndpointGroups.*
  • compute.healthChecks.*
  • compute.httpHealthChecks.*
  • compute.httpsHealthChecks.*
  • compute.images.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.images.listTagBindings
  • compute.instanceGroups.*
  • compute.instances.get
  • compute.instances.list
  • compute.instances.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.instances.listTagBindings
  • compute.instances.use
  • compute.instances.useReadOnly
  • compute.networkEndpointGroups.*
  • compute.networks.get
  • compute.networks.list
  • compute.networks.use
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.regionBackendServices.*
  • compute.regionHealthCheckServices.*
  • compute.regionHealthChecks.*
  • compute.regionNetworkEndpointGroups.*
  • compute.regionNotificationEndpoints.*
  • compute.regionSslCertificates.*
  • compute.regionTargetHttpProxies.*
  • compute.regionTargetHttpsProxies.*
  • compute.regionUrlMaps.*
  • compute.securityPolicies.get
  • compute.securityPolicies.list
  • compute.securityPolicies.use
  • compute.snapshots.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.snapshots.listTagBindings
  • compute.sslCertificates.*
  • compute.sslPolicies.*
  • compute.subnetworks.get
  • compute.subnetworks.list
  • compute.subnetworks.use
  • compute.targetGrpcProxies.*
  • compute.targetHttpProxies.*
  • compute.targetHttpsProxies.*
  • compute.targetInstances.*
  • compute.targetPools.*
  • compute.targetSslProxies.*
  • compute.targetTcpProxies.*
  • compute.urlMaps.*
  • networksecurity.clientTlsPolicies.get
  • networksecurity.clientTlsPolicies.list
  • networksecurity.clientTlsPolicies.use
  • networksecurity.serverTlsPolicies.get
  • networksecurity.serverTlsPolicies.list
  • networksecurity.serverTlsPolicies.use
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute Load Balancer Services User role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Load Balancer Services User
(roles/compute.loadBalancerServiceUser) Beta
Permissions to use services from a load balancer in other projects.
  • compute.backendServices.get
  • compute.backendServices.list
  • compute.backendServices.use
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.regionBackendServices.get
  • compute.regionBackendServices.list
  • compute.regionBackendServices.use
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute Network Admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Network Admin
(roles/compute.networkAdmin)

Permissions to create, modify, and delete networking resources, except for firewall rules and SSL certificates. The network admin role allows read-only access to firewall rules, SSL certificates, and instances (to view their ephemeral IP addresses). The network admin role does not allow a user to create, start, stop, or delete instances.

For example, if your company has a security team that manages firewalls and SSL certificates and a networking team that manages the rest of the networking resources, then grant this role to the networking team's group. Or, if you have a combined team that manages both security and networking, then grant this role as well as the roles/compute.securityAdmin role to the combined team's group.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • InstanceBeta
  • compute.acceleratorTypes.*
  • compute.addresses.*
  • compute.autoscalers.get
  • compute.autoscalers.list
  • compute.backendBuckets.*
  • compute.backendServices.*
  • compute.disks.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.disks.listTagBindings
  • compute.externalVpnGateways.*
  • compute.firewallPolicies.get
  • compute.firewallPolicies.list
  • compute.firewallPolicies.use
  • compute.firewalls.get
  • compute.firewalls.list
  • compute.forwardingRules.*
  • compute.globalAddresses.*
  • compute.globalForwardingRules.*
  • compute.globalNetworkEndpointGroups.get
  • compute.globalNetworkEndpointGroups.list
  • compute.globalNetworkEndpointGroups.use
  • compute.globalOperations.get
  • compute.globalOperations.list
  • compute.globalPublicDelegatedPrefixes.delete
  • compute.globalPublicDelegatedPrefixes.get
  • compute.globalPublicDelegatedPrefixes.list
  • compute.globalPublicDelegatedPrefixes.update
  • compute.globalPublicDelegatedPrefixes.updatePolicy
  • compute.healthChecks.*
  • compute.httpHealthChecks.*
  • compute.httpsHealthChecks.*
  • compute.images.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.images.listTagBindings
  • compute.instanceGroupManagers.get
  • compute.instanceGroupManagers.list
  • compute.instanceGroupManagers.update
  • compute.instanceGroupManagers.use
  • compute.instanceGroups.get
  • compute.instanceGroups.list
  • compute.instanceGroups.update
  • compute.instanceGroups.use
  • compute.instances.get
  • compute.instances.getGuestAttributes
  • compute.instances.getScreenshot
  • compute.instances.getSerialPortOutput
  • compute.instances.list
  • compute.instances.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.instances.listReferrers
  • compute.instances.listTagBindings
  • compute.instances.updateSecurity
  • compute.instances.use
  • compute.instances.useReadOnly
  • compute.interconnectAttachments.*
  • compute.interconnectLocations.*
  • compute.interconnects.*
  • compute.machineTypes.*
  • compute.networkEndpointGroups.get
  • compute.networkEndpointGroups.list
  • compute.networkEndpointGroups.use
  • compute.networks.*
  • compute.packetMirrorings.get
  • compute.packetMirrorings.list
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.publicDelegatedPrefixes.delete
  • compute.publicDelegatedPrefixes.get
  • compute.publicDelegatedPrefixes.list
  • compute.publicDelegatedPrefixes.update
  • compute.publicDelegatedPrefixes.updatePolicy
  • compute.regionBackendServices.*
  • compute.regionFirewallPolicies.get
  • compute.regionFirewallPolicies.list
  • compute.regionFirewallPolicies.use
  • compute.regionHealthCheckServices.*
  • compute.regionHealthChecks.*
  • compute.regionNetworkEndpointGroups.get
  • compute.regionNetworkEndpointGroups.list
  • compute.regionNetworkEndpointGroups.use
  • compute.regionNotificationEndpoints.*
  • compute.regionOperations.get
  • compute.regionOperations.list
  • compute.regionSslCertificates.get
  • compute.regionSslCertificates.list
  • compute.regionTargetHttpProxies.*
  • compute.regionTargetHttpsProxies.*
  • compute.regionUrlMaps.*
  • compute.regions.*
  • compute.routers.*
  • compute.routes.*
  • compute.securityPolicies.get
  • compute.securityPolicies.list
  • compute.securityPolicies.use
  • compute.serviceAttachments.*
  • compute.snapshots.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.snapshots.listTagBindings
  • compute.sslCertificates.get
  • compute.sslCertificates.list
  • compute.sslPolicies.*
  • compute.subnetworks.*
  • compute.targetGrpcProxies.*
  • compute.targetHttpProxies.*
  • compute.targetHttpsProxies.*
  • compute.targetInstances.*
  • compute.targetPools.*
  • compute.targetSslProxies.*
  • compute.targetTcpProxies.*
  • compute.targetVpnGateways.*
  • compute.urlMaps.*
  • compute.vpnGateways.*
  • compute.vpnTunnels.*
  • compute.zoneOperations.get
  • compute.zoneOperations.list
  • compute.zones.*
  • networkconnectivity.locations.*
  • networkconnectivity.operations.*
  • networksecurity.*
  • networkservices.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • servicedirectory.namespaces.create
  • servicedirectory.namespaces.delete
  • servicedirectory.services.create
  • servicedirectory.services.delete
  • servicenetworking.operations.get
  • servicenetworking.services.addPeering
  • servicenetworking.services.get
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list
  • trafficdirector.*

Compute Network User role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Network User
(roles/compute.networkUser)

Provides access to a shared VPC network

Once granted, service owners can use VPC networks and subnets that belong to the host project. For example, a network user can create a VM instance that belongs to a host project network but they cannot delete or create new networks in the host project.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • Project
  • compute.addresses.createInternal
  • compute.addresses.deleteInternal
  • compute.addresses.get
  • compute.addresses.list
  • compute.addresses.useInternal
  • compute.externalVpnGateways.get
  • compute.externalVpnGateways.list
  • compute.externalVpnGateways.use
  • compute.firewalls.get
  • compute.firewalls.list
  • compute.interconnectAttachments.get
  • compute.interconnectAttachments.list
  • compute.interconnectLocations.*
  • compute.interconnects.get
  • compute.interconnects.list
  • compute.interconnects.use
  • compute.networks.access
  • compute.networks.get
  • compute.networks.getEffectiveFirewalls
  • compute.networks.getRegionEffectiveFirewalls
  • compute.networks.list
  • compute.networks.listPeeringRoutes
  • compute.networks.use
  • compute.networks.useExternalIp
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.regions.*
  • compute.routers.get
  • compute.routers.list
  • compute.routes.get
  • compute.routes.list
  • compute.serviceAttachments.get
  • compute.serviceAttachments.list
  • compute.subnetworks.get
  • compute.subnetworks.list
  • compute.subnetworks.use
  • compute.subnetworks.useExternalIp
  • compute.targetVpnGateways.get
  • compute.targetVpnGateways.list
  • compute.vpnGateways.get
  • compute.vpnGateways.list
  • compute.vpnGateways.use
  • compute.vpnTunnels.get
  • compute.vpnTunnels.list
  • compute.zones.*
  • networkconnectivity.locations.*
  • networkconnectivity.operations.get
  • networkconnectivity.operations.list
  • networksecurity.authorizationPolicies.get
  • networksecurity.authorizationPolicies.list
  • networksecurity.authorizationPolicies.use
  • networksecurity.clientTlsPolicies.get
  • networksecurity.clientTlsPolicies.list
  • networksecurity.clientTlsPolicies.use
  • networksecurity.locations.*
  • networksecurity.operations.get
  • networksecurity.operations.list
  • networksecurity.serverTlsPolicies.get
  • networksecurity.serverTlsPolicies.list
  • networksecurity.serverTlsPolicies.use
  • networkservices.endpointConfigSelectors.get
  • networkservices.endpointConfigSelectors.list
  • networkservices.endpointConfigSelectors.use
  • networkservices.endpointPolicies.get
  • networkservices.endpointPolicies.list
  • networkservices.endpointPolicies.use
  • networkservices.gateways.get
  • networkservices.gateways.list
  • networkservices.gateways.use
  • networkservices.grpcRoutes.get
  • networkservices.grpcRoutes.list
  • networkservices.grpcRoutes.use
  • networkservices.httpFilters.get
  • networkservices.httpFilters.list
  • networkservices.httpFilters.use
  • networkservices.httpRoutes.get
  • networkservices.httpRoutes.list
  • networkservices.httpRoutes.use
  • networkservices.httpfilters.get
  • networkservices.httpfilters.list
  • networkservices.httpfilters.use
  • networkservices.locations.*
  • networkservices.meshes.get
  • networkservices.meshes.list
  • networkservices.meshes.use
  • networkservices.operations.get
  • networkservices.operations.list
  • networkservices.serviceBindings.get
  • networkservices.serviceBindings.list
  • networkservices.tcpRoutes.get
  • networkservices.tcpRoutes.list
  • networkservices.tcpRoutes.use
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • servicenetworking.services.get
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute Network Viewer role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Network Viewer
(roles/compute.networkViewer)

Read-only access to all networking resources

For example, if you have software that inspects your network configuration, you could grant this role to that software's service account.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • InstanceBeta
  • compute.acceleratorTypes.*
  • compute.addresses.get
  • compute.addresses.list
  • compute.autoscalers.get
  • compute.autoscalers.list
  • compute.backendBuckets.get
  • compute.backendBuckets.list
  • compute.backendServices.get
  • compute.backendServices.list
  • compute.disks.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.disks.listTagBindings
  • compute.externalVpnGateways.get
  • compute.externalVpnGateways.list
  • compute.firewalls.get
  • compute.firewalls.list
  • compute.forwardingRules.get
  • compute.forwardingRules.list
  • compute.globalAddresses.get
  • compute.globalAddresses.list
  • compute.globalForwardingRules.get
  • compute.globalForwardingRules.list
  • compute.globalForwardingRules.pscGet
  • compute.healthChecks.get
  • compute.healthChecks.list
  • compute.httpHealthChecks.get
  • compute.httpHealthChecks.list
  • compute.httpsHealthChecks.get
  • compute.httpsHealthChecks.list
  • compute.images.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.images.listTagBindings
  • compute.instanceGroupManagers.get
  • compute.instanceGroupManagers.list
  • compute.instanceGroups.get
  • compute.instanceGroups.list
  • compute.instances.get
  • compute.instances.getGuestAttributes
  • compute.instances.getScreenshot
  • compute.instances.getSerialPortOutput
  • compute.instances.list
  • compute.instances.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.instances.listReferrers
  • compute.instances.listTagBindings
  • compute.interconnectAttachments.get
  • compute.interconnectAttachments.list
  • compute.interconnectLocations.*
  • compute.interconnects.get
  • compute.interconnects.list
  • compute.machineTypes.*
  • compute.networks.get
  • compute.networks.getEffectiveFirewalls
  • compute.networks.getRegionEffectiveFirewalls
  • compute.networks.list
  • compute.networks.listPeeringRoutes
  • compute.packetMirrorings.get
  • compute.packetMirrorings.list
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.regionBackendServices.get
  • compute.regionBackendServices.list
  • compute.regionHealthCheckServices.get
  • compute.regionHealthCheckServices.list
  • compute.regionHealthChecks.get
  • compute.regionHealthChecks.list
  • compute.regionNotificationEndpoints.get
  • compute.regionNotificationEndpoints.list
  • compute.regionSslCertificates.get
  • compute.regionSslCertificates.list
  • compute.regionTargetHttpProxies.get
  • compute.regionTargetHttpProxies.list
  • compute.regionTargetHttpsProxies.get
  • compute.regionTargetHttpsProxies.list
  • compute.regionUrlMaps.get
  • compute.regionUrlMaps.list
  • compute.regions.*
  • compute.routers.get
  • compute.routers.list
  • compute.routes.get
  • compute.routes.list
  • compute.serviceAttachments.get
  • compute.serviceAttachments.list
  • compute.snapshots.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.snapshots.listTagBindings
  • compute.sslCertificates.get
  • compute.sslCertificates.list
  • compute.sslPolicies.get
  • compute.sslPolicies.list
  • compute.sslPolicies.listAvailableFeatures
  • compute.subnetworks.get
  • compute.subnetworks.list
  • compute.targetGrpcProxies.get
  • compute.targetGrpcProxies.list
  • compute.targetHttpProxies.get
  • compute.targetHttpProxies.list
  • compute.targetHttpsProxies.get
  • compute.targetHttpsProxies.list
  • compute.targetInstances.get
  • compute.targetInstances.list
  • compute.targetPools.get
  • compute.targetPools.list
  • compute.targetSslProxies.get
  • compute.targetSslProxies.list
  • compute.targetTcpProxies.get
  • compute.targetTcpProxies.list
  • compute.targetVpnGateways.get
  • compute.targetVpnGateways.list
  • compute.urlMaps.get
  • compute.urlMaps.list
  • compute.vpnGateways.get
  • compute.vpnGateways.list
  • compute.vpnTunnels.get
  • compute.vpnTunnels.list
  • compute.zones.*
  • networkconnectivity.locations.*
  • networkconnectivity.operations.get
  • networkconnectivity.operations.list
  • networksecurity.authorizationPolicies.get
  • networksecurity.authorizationPolicies.list
  • networksecurity.clientTlsPolicies.get
  • networksecurity.clientTlsPolicies.list
  • networksecurity.locations.*
  • networksecurity.operations.get
  • networksecurity.operations.list
  • networksecurity.serverTlsPolicies.get
  • networksecurity.serverTlsPolicies.list
  • networkservices.endpointConfigSelectors.get
  • networkservices.endpointConfigSelectors.list
  • networkservices.endpointPolicies.get
  • networkservices.endpointPolicies.list
  • networkservices.gateways.get
  • networkservices.gateways.list
  • networkservices.grpcRoutes.get
  • networkservices.grpcRoutes.list
  • networkservices.httpFilters.get
  • networkservices.httpFilters.list
  • networkservices.httpRoutes.get
  • networkservices.httpRoutes.list
  • networkservices.httpfilters.get
  • networkservices.httpfilters.list
  • networkservices.locations.*
  • networkservices.meshes.get
  • networkservices.meshes.list
  • networkservices.operations.get
  • networkservices.operations.list
  • networkservices.serviceBindings.get
  • networkservices.serviceBindings.list
  • networkservices.tcpRoutes.get
  • networkservices.tcpRoutes.list
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • servicenetworking.services.get
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list
  • trafficdirector.*

Compute Organization Firewall Policy Admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Organization Firewall Policy Admin
(roles/compute.orgFirewallPolicyAdmin)
Full control of Compute Engine Organization Firewall Policies.
  • compute.firewallPolicies.cloneRules
  • compute.firewallPolicies.create
  • compute.firewallPolicies.delete
  • compute.firewallPolicies.get
  • compute.firewallPolicies.getIamPolicy
  • compute.firewallPolicies.list
  • compute.firewallPolicies.move
  • compute.firewallPolicies.setIamPolicy
  • compute.firewallPolicies.update
  • compute.firewallPolicies.use
  • compute.globalOperations.get
  • compute.globalOperations.getIamPolicy
  • compute.globalOperations.list
  • compute.globalOperations.setIamPolicy
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.regionFirewallPolicies.*
  • compute.regionOperations.get
  • compute.regionOperations.getIamPolicy
  • compute.regionOperations.list
  • compute.regionOperations.setIamPolicy
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute Organization Firewall Policy User role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Organization Firewall Policy User
(roles/compute.orgFirewallPolicyUser)
View or use Compute Engine Firewall Policies to associate with the organization or folders.
  • compute.firewallPolicies.get
  • compute.firewallPolicies.list
  • compute.firewallPolicies.use
  • compute.globalOperations.get
  • compute.globalOperations.getIamPolicy
  • compute.globalOperations.list
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.regionFirewallPolicies.get
  • compute.regionFirewallPolicies.list
  • compute.regionFirewallPolicies.use
  • compute.regionOperations.get
  • compute.regionOperations.getIamPolicy
  • compute.regionOperations.list
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute Organization Security Policy Admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Organization Security Policy Admin
(roles/compute.orgSecurityPolicyAdmin)
Full control of Compute Engine Organization Security Policies.
  • compute.firewallPolicies.*
  • compute.globalOperations.get
  • compute.globalOperations.getIamPolicy
  • compute.globalOperations.list
  • compute.globalOperations.setIamPolicy
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.securityPolicies.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute Organization Security Policy User role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Organization Security Policy User
(roles/compute.orgSecurityPolicyUser)
View or use Compute Engine Security Policies to associate with the organization or folders.
  • compute.firewallPolicies.addAssociation
  • compute.firewallPolicies.get
  • compute.firewallPolicies.list
  • compute.firewallPolicies.removeAssociation
  • compute.firewallPolicies.use
  • compute.globalOperations.get
  • compute.globalOperations.getIamPolicy
  • compute.globalOperations.list
  • compute.globalOperations.setIamPolicy
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.securityPolicies.addAssociation
  • compute.securityPolicies.get
  • compute.securityPolicies.list
  • compute.securityPolicies.removeAssociation
  • compute.securityPolicies.use
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute Organization Resource Admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Organization Resource Admin
(roles/compute.orgSecurityResourceAdmin)
Full control of Compute Engine Firewall Policy associations to the organization or folders.
  • compute.globalOperations.get
  • compute.globalOperations.getIamPolicy
  • compute.globalOperations.list
  • compute.globalOperations.setIamPolicy
  • compute.organizations.listAssociations
  • compute.organizations.setFirewallPolicy
  • compute.organizations.setSecurityPolicy
  • compute.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute OS Admin Login role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute OS Admin Login
(roles/compute.osAdminLogin)

Access to log in to a Compute Engine instance as an administrator user.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • InstanceBeta
  • compute.disks.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.disks.listTagBindings
  • compute.images.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.images.listTagBindings
  • compute.instances.get
  • compute.instances.list
  • compute.instances.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.instances.listTagBindings
  • compute.instances.osAdminLogin
  • compute.instances.osLogin
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.snapshots.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.snapshots.listTagBindings
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute OS Login role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute OS Login
(roles/compute.osLogin)

Access to log in to a Compute Engine instance as a standard user.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • InstanceBeta
  • compute.disks.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.disks.listTagBindings
  • compute.images.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.images.listTagBindings
  • compute.instances.get
  • compute.instances.list
  • compute.instances.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.instances.listTagBindings
  • compute.instances.osLogin
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.snapshots.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.snapshots.listTagBindings
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute OS Login External User role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute OS Login External User
(roles/compute.osLoginExternalUser)

Available only at the organization level.

Access for an external user to set OS Login information associated with this organization. This role does not grant access to instances. External users must be granted one of the required OS Login roles in order to allow access to instances using SSH.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • Organization
  • compute.oslogin.*

Compute packet mirroring admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute packet mirroring admin
(roles/compute.packetMirroringAdmin)
Specify resources to be mirrored.
  • compute.instances.updateSecurity
  • compute.networks.mirror
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.subnetworks.mirror
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute packet mirroring user role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute packet mirroring user
(roles/compute.packetMirroringUser)
Use Compute Engine packet mirrorings.
  • compute.packetMirrorings.*
  • compute.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute Public IP Admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Public IP Admin
(roles/compute.publicIpAdmin)
Full control of public IP address management for Compute Engine.
  • compute.addresses.*
  • compute.globalAddresses.*
  • compute.globalPublicDelegatedPrefixes.*
  • compute.publicAdvertisedPrefixes.*
  • compute.publicDelegatedPrefixes.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

Compute Security Admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Security Admin
(roles/compute.securityAdmin)

Permissions to create, modify, and delete firewall rules and SSL certificates, and also to configure Shielded VM settings.

For example, if your company has a security team that manages firewalls and SSL certificates and a networking team that manages the rest of the networking resources, then grant this role to the security team's group.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • InstanceBeta
  • compute.firewallPolicies.*
  • compute.firewalls.*
  • compute.globalOperations.get
  • compute.globalOperations.list
  • compute.instances.getEffectiveFirewalls
  • compute.instances.setShieldedInstanceIntegrityPolicy
  • compute.instances.setShieldedVmIntegrityPolicy
  • compute.instances.updateSecurity
  • compute.instances.updateShieldedInstanceConfig
  • compute.instances.updateShieldedVmConfig
  • compute.networks.get
  • compute.networks.getEffectiveFirewalls
  • compute.networks.getRegionEffectiveFirewalls
  • compute.networks.list
  • compute.networks.updatePolicy
  • compute.packetMirrorings.*
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.regionFirewallPolicies.*
  • compute.regionOperations.get
  • compute.regionOperations.list
  • compute.regionSslCertificates.*
  • compute.regions.*
  • compute.routes.get
  • compute.routes.list
  • compute.securityPolicies.*
  • compute.sslCertificates.*
  • compute.sslPolicies.*
  • compute.subnetworks.get
  • compute.subnetworks.list
  • compute.zoneOperations.get
  • compute.zoneOperations.list
  • compute.zones.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute Sole Tenant Viewer role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Sole Tenant Viewer
(roles/compute.soleTenantViewer) Beta
Permissions to view sole tenancy node groups
  • compute.nodeGroups.get
  • compute.nodeGroups.getIamPolicy
  • compute.nodeGroups.list
  • compute.nodeTemplates.get
  • compute.nodeTemplates.getIamPolicy
  • compute.nodeTemplates.list
  • compute.nodeTypes.*

Compute Storage Admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Storage Admin
(roles/compute.storageAdmin)

Permissions to create, modify, and delete disks, images, and snapshots.

For example, if your company has someone who manages project images and you don't want them to have the editor role on the project, then grant this role to their account on the project.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • Disk
  • Image
  • Snapshot Beta
  • compute.diskTypes.*
  • compute.disks.*
  • compute.globalOperations.get
  • compute.globalOperations.list
  • compute.images.*
  • compute.licenseCodes.*
  • compute.licenses.*
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.regionOperations.get
  • compute.regionOperations.list
  • compute.regions.*
  • compute.resourcePolicies.*
  • compute.snapshots.*
  • compute.zoneOperations.get
  • compute.zoneOperations.list
  • compute.zones.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute Viewer role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Viewer
(roles/compute.viewer)

Read-only access to get and list Compute Engine resources, without being able to read the data stored on them.

For example, an account with this role could inventory all of the disks in a project, but it could not read any of the data on those disks.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • Disk
  • Image
  • Instance
  • Instance template
  • Node group
  • Node template
  • Snapshot Beta
  • compute.acceleratorTypes.*
  • compute.addresses.get
  • compute.addresses.list
  • compute.autoscalers.get
  • compute.autoscalers.list
  • compute.backendBuckets.get
  • compute.backendBuckets.list
  • compute.backendServices.get
  • compute.backendServices.getIamPolicy
  • compute.backendServices.list
  • compute.commitments.get
  • compute.commitments.list
  • compute.diskTypes.*
  • compute.disks.get
  • compute.disks.getIamPolicy
  • compute.disks.list
  • compute.disks.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.disks.listTagBindings
  • compute.externalVpnGateways.get
  • compute.externalVpnGateways.list
  • compute.firewallPolicies.get
  • compute.firewallPolicies.getIamPolicy
  • compute.firewallPolicies.list
  • compute.firewalls.get
  • compute.firewalls.list
  • compute.forwardingRules.get
  • compute.forwardingRules.list
  • compute.globalAddresses.get
  • compute.globalAddresses.list
  • compute.globalForwardingRules.get
  • compute.globalForwardingRules.list
  • compute.globalForwardingRules.pscGet
  • compute.globalNetworkEndpointGroups.get
  • compute.globalNetworkEndpointGroups.list
  • compute.globalOperations.get
  • compute.globalOperations.getIamPolicy
  • compute.globalOperations.list
  • compute.globalPublicDelegatedPrefixes.get
  • compute.globalPublicDelegatedPrefixes.list
  • compute.healthChecks.get
  • compute.healthChecks.list
  • compute.httpHealthChecks.get
  • compute.httpHealthChecks.list
  • compute.httpsHealthChecks.get
  • compute.httpsHealthChecks.list
  • compute.images.get
  • compute.images.getFromFamily
  • compute.images.getIamPolicy
  • compute.images.list
  • compute.images.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.images.listTagBindings
  • compute.instanceGroupManagers.get
  • compute.instanceGroupManagers.list
  • compute.instanceGroups.get
  • compute.instanceGroups.list
  • compute.instanceTemplates.get
  • compute.instanceTemplates.getIamPolicy
  • compute.instanceTemplates.list
  • compute.instances.get
  • compute.instances.getEffectiveFirewalls
  • compute.instances.getGuestAttributes
  • compute.instances.getIamPolicy
  • compute.instances.getScreenshot
  • compute.instances.getSerialPortOutput
  • compute.instances.getShieldedInstanceIdentity
  • compute.instances.getShieldedVmIdentity
  • compute.instances.list
  • compute.instances.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.instances.listReferrers
  • compute.instances.listTagBindings
  • compute.interconnectAttachments.get
  • compute.interconnectAttachments.list
  • compute.interconnectLocations.*
  • compute.interconnects.get
  • compute.interconnects.list
  • compute.licenseCodes.get
  • compute.licenseCodes.getIamPolicy
  • compute.licenseCodes.list
  • compute.licenses.get
  • compute.licenses.getIamPolicy
  • compute.licenses.list
  • compute.machineImages.get
  • compute.machineImages.getIamPolicy
  • compute.machineImages.list
  • compute.machineTypes.*
  • compute.maintenancePolicies.get
  • compute.maintenancePolicies.getIamPolicy
  • compute.maintenancePolicies.list
  • compute.networkEndpointGroups.get
  • compute.networkEndpointGroups.getIamPolicy
  • compute.networkEndpointGroups.list
  • compute.networks.get
  • compute.networks.getEffectiveFirewalls
  • compute.networks.getRegionEffectiveFirewalls
  • compute.networks.list
  • compute.networks.listPeeringRoutes
  • compute.nodeGroups.get
  • compute.nodeGroups.getIamPolicy
  • compute.nodeGroups.list
  • compute.nodeTemplates.get
  • compute.nodeTemplates.getIamPolicy
  • compute.nodeTemplates.list
  • compute.nodeTypes.*
  • compute.organizations.listAssociations
  • compute.packetMirrorings.get
  • compute.packetMirrorings.list
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.publicAdvertisedPrefixes.get
  • compute.publicAdvertisedPrefixes.list
  • compute.publicDelegatedPrefixes.get
  • compute.publicDelegatedPrefixes.list
  • compute.regionBackendServices.get
  • compute.regionBackendServices.getIamPolicy
  • compute.regionBackendServices.list
  • compute.regionFirewallPolicies.get
  • compute.regionFirewallPolicies.getIamPolicy
  • compute.regionFirewallPolicies.list
  • compute.regionHealthCheckServices.get
  • compute.regionHealthCheckServices.list
  • compute.regionHealthChecks.get
  • compute.regionHealthChecks.list
  • compute.regionNetworkEndpointGroups.get
  • compute.regionNetworkEndpointGroups.list
  • compute.regionNotificationEndpoints.get
  • compute.regionNotificationEndpoints.list
  • compute.regionOperations.get
  • compute.regionOperations.getIamPolicy
  • compute.regionOperations.list
  • compute.regionSslCertificates.get
  • compute.regionSslCertificates.list
  • compute.regionTargetHttpProxies.get
  • compute.regionTargetHttpProxies.list
  • compute.regionTargetHttpsProxies.get
  • compute.regionTargetHttpsProxies.list
  • compute.regionUrlMaps.get
  • compute.regionUrlMaps.list
  • compute.regionUrlMaps.validate
  • compute.regions.*
  • compute.reservations.get
  • compute.reservations.list
  • compute.resourcePolicies.get
  • compute.resourcePolicies.list
  • compute.routers.get
  • compute.routers.list
  • compute.routes.get
  • compute.routes.list
  • compute.securityPolicies.get
  • compute.securityPolicies.getIamPolicy
  • compute.securityPolicies.list
  • compute.serviceAttachments.get
  • compute.serviceAttachments.list
  • compute.snapshots.get
  • compute.snapshots.getIamPolicy
  • compute.snapshots.list
  • compute.snapshots.listEffectiveTags
  • compute.snapshots.listTagBindings
  • compute.sslCertificates.get
  • compute.sslCertificates.list
  • compute.sslPolicies.get
  • compute.sslPolicies.list
  • compute.sslPolicies.listAvailableFeatures
  • compute.subnetworks.get
  • compute.subnetworks.getIamPolicy
  • compute.subnetworks.list
  • compute.targetGrpcProxies.get
  • compute.targetGrpcProxies.list
  • compute.targetHttpProxies.get
  • compute.targetHttpProxies.list
  • compute.targetHttpsProxies.get
  • compute.targetHttpsProxies.list
  • compute.targetInstances.get
  • compute.targetInstances.list
  • compute.targetPools.get
  • compute.targetPools.list
  • compute.targetSslProxies.get
  • compute.targetSslProxies.list
  • compute.targetTcpProxies.get
  • compute.targetTcpProxies.list
  • compute.targetVpnGateways.get
  • compute.targetVpnGateways.list
  • compute.urlMaps.get
  • compute.urlMaps.list
  • compute.urlMaps.validate
  • compute.vpnGateways.get
  • compute.vpnGateways.list
  • compute.vpnTunnels.get
  • compute.vpnTunnels.list
  • compute.zoneOperations.get
  • compute.zoneOperations.getIamPolicy
  • compute.zoneOperations.list
  • compute.zones.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list
  • serviceusage.quotas.get
  • serviceusage.services.get
  • serviceusage.services.list

Compute Shared VPC Admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
Compute Shared VPC Admin
(roles/compute.xpnAdmin)

Permissions to administer shared VPC host projects, specifically enabling the host projects and associating shared VPC service projects to the host project's network.

At the organization level, this role can only be granted by an organization admin.

Google Cloud recommends that the Shared VPC Admin be the owner of the shared VPC host project. The Shared VPC Admin is responsible for granting the Compute Network User role (roles/compute.networkUser) to service owners, and the shared VPC host project owner controls the project itself. Managing the project is easier if a single principal (individual or group) can fulfill both roles.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • Folder
  • compute.globalOperations.get
  • compute.globalOperations.list
  • compute.organizations.administerXpn
  • compute.organizations.disableXpnHost
  • compute.organizations.disableXpnResource
  • compute.organizations.enableXpnHost
  • compute.organizations.enableXpnResource
  • compute.projects.get
  • compute.subnetworks.getIamPolicy
  • compute.subnetworks.setIamPolicy
  • resourcemanager.organizations.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.getIamPolicy
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

GuestPolicy Admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
GuestPolicy Admin
(roles/osconfig.guestPolicyAdmin) Beta
Full admin access to GuestPolicies
  • osconfig.guestPolicies.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

GuestPolicy Editor role

Title and name Description Permissions
GuestPolicy Editor
(roles/osconfig.guestPolicyEditor) Beta
Editor of GuestPolicy resources
  • osconfig.guestPolicies.get
  • osconfig.guestPolicies.list
  • osconfig.guestPolicies.update
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

GuestPolicy Viewer role

Title and name Description Permissions
GuestPolicy Viewer
(roles/osconfig.guestPolicyViewer) Beta
Viewer of GuestPolicy resources
  • osconfig.guestPolicies.get
  • osconfig.guestPolicies.list
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

InstanceOSPoliciesCompliance Viewer role

Title and name Description Permissions
InstanceOSPoliciesCompliance Viewer
(roles/osconfig.instanceOSPoliciesComplianceViewer) Beta
Viewer of OS Policies Compliance of VM instances
  • osconfig.instanceOSPoliciesCompliances.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

OS Inventory Viewer role

Title and name Description Permissions
OS Inventory Viewer
(roles/osconfig.inventoryViewer)
Viewer of OS Inventories
  • osconfig.inventories.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

OSPolicyAssignment Admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
OSPolicyAssignment Admin
(roles/osconfig.osPolicyAssignmentAdmin)
Full admin access to OS Policy Assignments
  • osconfig.osPolicyAssignments.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

OSPolicyAssignment Editor role

Title and name Description Permissions
OSPolicyAssignment Editor
(roles/osconfig.osPolicyAssignmentEditor)
Editor of OS Policy Assignments
  • osconfig.osPolicyAssignments.get
  • osconfig.osPolicyAssignments.list
  • osconfig.osPolicyAssignments.update
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

OSPolicyAssignmentReport Viewer role

Title and name Description Permissions
OSPolicyAssignmentReport Viewer
(roles/osconfig.osPolicyAssignmentReportViewer)
Viewer of OS policy assignment reports for VM instances
  • osconfig.osPolicyAssignmentReports.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

OSPolicyAssignment Viewer role

Title and name Description Permissions
OSPolicyAssignment Viewer
(roles/osconfig.osPolicyAssignmentViewer)
Viewer of OS Policy Assignments
  • osconfig.osPolicyAssignments.get
  • osconfig.osPolicyAssignments.list
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

PatchDeployment Admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
PatchDeployment Admin
(roles/osconfig.patchDeploymentAdmin)
Full admin access to PatchDeployments
  • osconfig.patchDeployments.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

PatchDeployment Viewer role

Title and name Description Permissions
PatchDeployment Viewer
(roles/osconfig.patchDeploymentViewer)
Viewer of PatchDeployment resources
  • osconfig.patchDeployments.get
  • osconfig.patchDeployments.list
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

Patch Job Executor role

Title and name Description Permissions
Patch Job Executor
(roles/osconfig.patchJobExecutor)
Access to execute Patch Jobs.
  • osconfig.patchJobs.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

Patch Job Viewer role

Title and name Description Permissions
Patch Job Viewer
(roles/osconfig.patchJobViewer)
Get and list Patch Jobs.
  • osconfig.patchJobs.get
  • osconfig.patchJobs.list
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

OS VulnerabilityReport Viewer role

Title and name Description Permissions
OS VulnerabilityReport Viewer
(roles/osconfig.vulnerabilityReportViewer)
Viewer of OS VulnerabilityReports
  • osconfig.vulnerabilityReports.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

DNS Administrator role

Title and name Description Permissions
DNS Administrator
(roles/dns.admin)

Provides read-write access to all Cloud DNS resources.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • Project
  • compute.networks.get
  • compute.networks.list
  • dns.changes.*
  • dns.dnsKeys.*
  • dns.managedZoneOperations.*
  • dns.managedZones.*
  • dns.networks.*
  • dns.policies.create
  • dns.policies.delete
  • dns.policies.get
  • dns.policies.list
  • dns.policies.update
  • dns.projects.*
  • dns.resourceRecordSets.*
  • dns.responsePolicies.*
  • dns.responsePolicyRules.*
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

DNS Peer role

Title and name Description Permissions
DNS Peer
(roles/dns.peer)
Access to target networks with DNS peering zones
  • dns.networks.targetWithPeeringZone

DNS Reader role

Title and name Description Permissions
DNS Reader
(roles/dns.reader)

Provides read-only access to all Cloud DNS resources.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • Project
  • compute.networks.get
  • dns.changes.get
  • dns.changes.list
  • dns.dnsKeys.*
  • dns.managedZoneOperations.*
  • dns.managedZones.get
  • dns.managedZones.list
  • dns.policies.get
  • dns.policies.list
  • dns.projects.*
  • dns.resourceRecordSets.get
  • dns.resourceRecordSets.list
  • dns.responsePolicies.get
  • dns.responsePolicies.list
  • dns.responsePolicyRules.get
  • dns.responsePolicyRules.list
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

Service Account Admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
Service Account Admin
(roles/iam.serviceAccountAdmin)
Create and manage service accounts.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • Service Account
  • iam.serviceAccounts.create
  • iam.serviceAccounts.delete
  • iam.serviceAccounts.disable
  • iam.serviceAccounts.enable
  • iam.serviceAccounts.get
  • iam.serviceAccounts.getIamPolicy
  • iam.serviceAccounts.list
  • iam.serviceAccounts.setIamPolicy
  • iam.serviceAccounts.undelete
  • iam.serviceAccounts.update
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

Create Service Accounts role

Title and name Description Permissions
Create Service Accounts
(roles/iam.serviceAccountCreator)
Access to create service accounts.
  • iam.serviceAccounts.create
  • iam.serviceAccounts.get
  • iam.serviceAccounts.list
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

Delete Service Accounts role

Title and name Description Permissions
Delete Service Accounts
(roles/iam.serviceAccountDeleter)
Access to delete service accounts.
  • iam.serviceAccounts.delete
  • iam.serviceAccounts.get
  • iam.serviceAccounts.list
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

Service Account Key Admin role

Title and name Description Permissions
Service Account Key Admin
(roles/iam.serviceAccountKeyAdmin)
Create and manage (and rotate) service account keys.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • Service Account
  • iam.serviceAccountKeys.*
  • iam.serviceAccounts.get
  • iam.serviceAccounts.list
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

Service Account Token Creator role

Title and name Description Permissions
Service Account Token Creator
(roles/iam.serviceAccountTokenCreator)
Impersonate service accounts (create OAuth2 access tokens, sign blobs or JWTs, etc).

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • Service Account
  • iam.serviceAccounts.get
  • iam.serviceAccounts.getAccessToken
  • iam.serviceAccounts.getOpenIdToken
  • iam.serviceAccounts.implicitDelegation
  • iam.serviceAccounts.list
  • iam.serviceAccounts.signBlob
  • iam.serviceAccounts.signJwt
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

Service Account User role

Title and name Description Permissions
Service Account User
(roles/iam.serviceAccountUser)
Run operations as the service account.

Lowest-level resources where you can grant this role:

  • Service Account
  • iam.serviceAccounts.actAs
  • iam.serviceAccounts.get
  • iam.serviceAccounts.list
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

View Service Accounts role

Title and name Description Permissions
View Service Accounts
(roles/iam.serviceAccountViewer)
Read access to service accounts, metadata, and keys.
  • iam.serviceAccountKeys.get
  • iam.serviceAccountKeys.list
  • iam.serviceAccounts.get
  • iam.serviceAccounts.getIamPolicy
  • iam.serviceAccounts.list
  • resourcemanager.projects.get
  • resourcemanager.projects.list

Workload Identity User role

Title and name Description Permissions
Workload Identity User
(roles/iam.workloadIdentityUser)
Impersonate service accounts from GKE Workloads
  • iam.serviceAccounts.get
  • iam.serviceAccounts.getAccessToken
  • iam.serviceAccounts.getOpenIdToken
  • iam.serviceAccounts.list

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