VPC Service Controls with Dataplex

To further secure your Dataplex services, you can protect them using VPC Service Controls (VPC-SC).

VPC Service Controls provides additional security for your Dataplex services to help mitigate the risk of data exfiltration. Using VPC Service Controls, you can add projects to service perimeters that protect resources and services from requests that cross the perimeter.

To learn more about VPC Service Controls, see the Overview of VPC Service Controls.

Dataplex resources are exposed on the dataplex.googleapis.com API, which lets you perform service-level operations, such as the creation and deletion of services.

You set up VPC Service Controls with Dataplex by restricting connectivity to this API surface.


Before creating your Dataplex resources, set up the VPC Service Controls security perimeter. Otherwise, your resources don't have perimeter protection. Dataplex supports the following resource types:

  • Lake
  • Data profile scan
  • Data quality scan

Configure the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) network

You can configure the VPC network to restrict Private Google Access with respect to a service perimeter. This ensures that hosts on your VPC or on-premises network can only communicate with Google APIs and services that are supported by VPC Service Controls in ways which conform to the associated perimeter's policy.

For more information, see Setting up private connectivity to Google APIs and services.

Create a service perimeter

During this procedure, you select the Dataplex projects that you want the VPC Service Controls service perimeter to protect.

To create a service perimeter, follow the instructions in Creating a service perimeter.

Add more projects to the service perimeter

To add existing Dataplex projects to the perimeter, follow the instructions in Updating a service perimeter.

Add the Dataplex API to the service perimeter

To mitigate the risk of your data being exfiltrated from Dataplex, for example, using Dataplex APIs, you must restrict the Dataplex API.

To add Dataplex API as a restricted service:


  1. In the Google Cloud console, open the VPC Service Controls page:

    Go to the VPC Service Controls page in the Google Cloud console

  2. On the VPC Service Controls page, in the table, click the name of the service perimeter that you want to modify.

  3. Click Edit Perimeter.

  4. On the Edit VPC Service Perimeter page, click Add Services.

  5. Add Dataplex API.

  6. Click Save.


  1. Use the following gcloud access-context-manager perimeters update command:

    gcloud access-context-manager perimeters update PERIMETER_ID \
        --policy=POLICY_ID \

    Replace the following:

    • PERIMETER_ID: The ID of the perimeter or the fully qualifed identifier for the perimeter.
    • POLICY_ID: The ID of the access policy.

Create an access level

Optionally, to permit external access to protected resources inside a perimeter, you can use access levels. Access levels apply only to requests for protected resources coming from outside the service perimeter. You can't use access levels to give protected resources permission to access data and services outside the perimeter.

See Allowing access to protected resources from outside a perimeter.

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