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Google Cloud Storage: Node.js Client

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Node.js idiomatic client for Cloud Storage.

Cloud Storage allows world-wide storage and retrieval of any amount of data at any time. You can use Google Cloud Storage for a range of scenarios including serving website content, storing data for archival and disaster recovery, or distributing large data objects to users via direct download.

Read more about the client libraries for Cloud APIs, including the older Google APIs Client Libraries, in Client Libraries Explained.

Table of contents:


Before you begin

  1. Select or create a Cloud Platform project.

    Go to the projects page

  2. Enable billing for your project.

    Enable billing

  3. Enable the Google Cloud Storage API.

    Enable the API

  4. Set up authentication with a service account so you can access the API from your local workstation.

Installing the client library

npm install --save @google-cloud/storage

Using the client library

// Imports the Google Cloud client library
const Storage = require('@google-cloud/storage');

// Your Google Cloud Platform project ID
const projectId = 'YOUR_PROJECT_ID';

// Creates a client
const storage = new Storage({
  projectId: projectId,

// The name for the new bucket
const bucketName = 'my-new-bucket';

// Creates the new bucket
  .then(() => {
    console.log(`Bucket ${bucketName} created.`);
  .catch(err => {
    console.error('ERROR:', err);


Samples are in the samples/ directory. The samples' has instructions for running the samples.

Sample Source Code Try it
ACL (Access Control Lists) source code Open in Cloud Shell
Buckets source code Open in Cloud Shell
Encryption source code Open in Cloud Shell
Files source code Open in Cloud Shell
Notifications source code Open in Cloud Shell
Requester Pays source code Open in Cloud Shell

The Cloud Storage Node.js Client API Reference documentation also contains samples.


This library follows Semantic Versioning.

This library is considered to be General Availability (GA). This means it is stable; the code surface will not change in backwards-incompatible ways unless absolutely necessary (e.g. because of critical security issues) or with an extensive deprecation period. Issues and requests against GA libraries are addressed with the highest priority.

More Information: Google Cloud Platform Launch Stages


Contributions welcome! See the Contributing Guide.


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