Disable a service account key

Demonstrates disabling an IAM service account key.

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To learn how to install and use the client library for IAM, see IAM client libraries. For more information, see the IAM Java API reference documentation.

To authenticate to IAM, set up Application Default Credentials. For more information, see Set up authentication for a local development environment.

import com.google.api.client.googleapis.javanet.GoogleNetHttpTransport;
import com.google.api.client.json.gson.GsonFactory;
import com.google.api.services.iam.v1.Iam;
import com.google.api.services.iam.v1.IamScopes;
import com.google.api.services.iam.v1.model.DisableServiceAccountKeyRequest;
import com.google.auth.http.HttpCredentialsAdapter;
import com.google.auth.oauth2.GoogleCredentials;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.security.GeneralSecurityException;
import java.util.Collections;

public class DisableServiceAccountKey {

  public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
    // TODO(Developer): Replace the below variables before running.
    String projectId = "gcloud-project-id";
    String serviceAccountName = "service-account-name";
    String serviceAccountKeyName = "service-account-key-name";

    disableServiceAccountKey(projectId, serviceAccountName, serviceAccountKeyName);

  // Disables a service account key.
  public static void disableServiceAccountKey(String projectId, String serviceAccountName,
      String serviceAccountKeyName) {
    // Initialize the IAM service.
    Iam service = null;
    try {
      service = initService();
    } catch (IOException | GeneralSecurityException e) {
      System.out.println("Unable to initialize service: \n" + e);

    // Construct the service account email.
    // You can modify the ".iam.gserviceaccount.com" to match the service account name in which
    // you want to disable the key.
    // See, https://cloud.google.com/iam/docs/creating-managing-service-account-keys?hl=en#disabling
    String serviceAccountEmail = serviceAccountName + "@" + projectId + ".iam.gserviceaccount.com";

    try {
          disableServiceAccountKeyRequest = new DisableServiceAccountKeyRequest();
      // Use the IAM service to disable the service account key.
              .format("projects/%s/serviceAccounts/%s/keys/%s", projectId, serviceAccountEmail,
                  serviceAccountKeyName), disableServiceAccountKeyRequest)

      System.out.println("Disabled service account key: " + serviceAccountKeyName);
    } catch (IOException e) {
      System.out.println("Failed to disable service account key: \n" + e);

  private static Iam initService() throws GeneralSecurityException, IOException {
    /* Use the Application Default Credentials strategy for authentication. For more info, see:
     https://cloud.google.com/docs/authentication/production#finding_credentials_automatically */
    GoogleCredentials credential =

    // Initialize the IAM service, which can be used to send requests to the IAM API.
    return new Iam.Builder(
        new HttpCredentialsAdapter(credential))

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