This page describes how to control access to Filestore instances.
Filestore doesn't support Kerberos for securing access to Filestore instances. Use the Linux and Identity and Access Management (IAM) options described below instead.
File share export settings
A Filestore file share is assigned the following default
- The client list, which identifies the clients allowed to connect to the file share, is composed of all internal IP addresses in the VPC network you selected for the Filestore instance. Internal IP addresses can be any range listed in Subnet ranges.
rwoption is used, so the file share is read-write.
- The user ID mapping option
no_root_squashis used, so all users and groups, including the root user, are expected to be the same on both the Filestore instance and the client.
- All other options use the
IP-based access control
You can change these export settings by creating access control rules using
the Cloud Console or by specifying a json configuration file during
instance creation using the
gcloud tool. For details, see
Configuring IP-based access control.
You can also add new access control rules or modify existing ones after an instance is created. For details, see Editing instances.
File share permissions
When you create a Filestore instance, the file share for that instance
has default Unix permissions of
rwxr-xr-x, octal notation
755. These permissions mean
that on a Filestore instance, only root users
on connected clients have read/write access to the file share. Other users have only read access by default,
but client root users can change permissions and owners.
Configuring access on a file share
When mounting a Filestore file share on a client, you can use options for the
mount command and settings in the
/etc/fstab file to determine whether the
mounted file share is writable and if files can be executed on it. After mounting the file share,
you can use standard Linux commands like
setfacl to set file and file share permissions.
Setting consistent permissions
We strongly recommend that you set consistent permissions for each user on all clients that connect to the same Filestore instance, because of an issue that occurs when:
- A file share is mounted on more than one client, and
- A user has root permission on one client but not the others
The user can upload a file with the
setuid bit set from the client where they have
root access, which then allows them to execute the file as root on any other client
where they have at least read permission. This is because the
setuid bit allows
a user to execute a file using the permissions of the
file owner, in this case root.
IAM roles and permissions
You grant access to Filestore operations by granting Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles to users.
IAM permissions only control access to Filestore operations, like creating a Filestore instance. Access to operations on the Filestore file share, like read or execute, are determined by Linux permissions.
Using Filestore roles
You can use the Filestore Editor (roles/file.editor) and Filestore Viewer (roles/file.viewer) roles to grant Filestore permissions to users. If you prefer, you can also use basic roles for this purpose.
Use the following table to see the Filestore permissions associated with Filestore roles.
|Permission||Action||Filestore Editor||Filestore Viewer|
|file.locations.get||Get information about a location supported by this service.||✓||✓|
|file.locations.list||List information about the supported locations for this service.||✓||✓|
|file.instances.create||Create a Filestore instance.||✓|
|file.instances.update||Update a Filestore instance.||✓|
|file.instances.delete||Delete a Filestore instance.||✓|
|file.instances.get||Get details about a specific Filestore instance.||✓||✓|
|file.instances.list||List the Filestore instances in the project.||✓||✓|
|file.operations.get||Get the status of a Filestore instance operation.||✓||✓|
|file.operations.list||List Filestore instance operations.||✓||✓|
|file.operations.cancel||Cancel a Filestore instance operation.||✓|
|file.operations.delete||Delete a Filestore instance operation.||✓|
|file.backups.create||Create a Filestore backup.||✓|
|file.backups.update||Update a Filestore backup.||✓|
|file.backups.delete||Delete a Filestore backup.||✓|
|file.backups.get||Get details about a specific Filestore backup.||✓||✓|
|file.backups.list||List the Filestore backups in the project.||✓||✓|
Using basic roles
Filestore permissions are also associated with the IAM basic roles of owner, editor, and viewer. You can use these roles in addition to the Filestore roles to grant Filestore permissions to users.
Use the following table to see the Filestore permissions associated with basic roles.
|Permission||Action||Project Owner||Project Editor||Project Viewer|
|file.locations.get||Get information about a location supported by this service.||✓||✓||✓|
|file.locations.list||List information about the supported locations for this service.||✓||✓||✓|
|file.instances.create||Create a Filestore instance.||✓||✓|
|file.instances.update||Update a Filestore instance.||✓||✓|
|file.instances.delete||Delete a Filestore instance.||✓||✓|
|file.instances.get||Get details about a specific Filestore instance.||✓||✓||✓|
|file.instances.list||List the Filestore instances in the project.||✓||✓||✓|
|file.operations.get||Get the status of a Filestore instance operation.||✓||✓||✓|
|file.operations.list||List Filestore instance operations.||✓||✓||✓|
|file.operations.cancel||Cancel a Filestore instance operation.||✓||✓|
|file.operations.delete||Delete a Filestore instance operation.||✓||✓|
|file.backups.create||Create a Filestore backup.||✓||✓||file.backups.update||Update a Filestore backup.||✓||✓|
|file.backups.delete||Delete a Filestore backup.||✓||✓|
|file.backups.get||Get details about a specific Filestore backup.||✓||✓||✓|
|file.backups.list||List the Filestore backups in the project.||✓||✓||✓|
If the predefined IAM roles don't meet your needs, you can define custom role
with permissions that you specify. To support this, IAM offers
When you create custom roles for Filestore, make sure that you
so that the role has permission to query project resources. Otherwise, the
Google Cloud console won't function correctly for Filestore.