Access control

Cloud Profiler controls access to profiling activities in Google Cloud projects by using Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles and permissions.

Overview

To use Cloud Profiler for a Google Cloud project, you must have the appropriate IAM permissions on that project.

Permissions are not granted directly to users; permissions are instead granted indirectly through roles, which group permissions. For more information on these concepts, see the IAM documentation on roles, permissions, and related concepts.

Permissions and roles

This section summarizes the permissions and roles that apply to Profiler.

Permissions

The following table lists the permissions required for profiling activities:

Activity Required permissions
Create profiles cloudprofiler.profiles.create
List profiles cloudprofiler.profiles.list
Modify profiles cloudprofiler.profiles.update

Roles

IAM roles include permissions and can be assigned to users, groups, and service accounts. The following table lists the roles for Profiler:

Role ID
Role name
Includes permissions Description
roles/cloudprofiler.agent
Cloud Profiler Agent
cloudprofiler.profiles.create
cloudprofiler.profiles.update
Ability to register and provide profiling data
roles/cloudprofiler.user
Cloud Profiler User
cloudprofiler.profiles.list
resourcemanager.projects.get
resourcemanager.projects.list
servicemanagement.projectSettings.get
Ability to view and query profiling data

To learn how to assign Identity and Access Management roles to a user or service account, see Managing Policies.