Authenticate to Cloud SWG

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This document describes how to authenticate to Cloud SWG programmatically.

For more information about Google Cloud authentication, see the authentication overview.

API access

Cloud SWG supports programmatic access. How you authenticate to Cloud SWG depends on how you access the API. You can access the API in the following ways:

REST

You can authenticate to Cloud SWG from the command line by using Application Default Credentials. For more information, see Authenticate using REST.

If you want to use the API without using a client library, you can use Google's authentication library for your programming language. Alternatively, you can implement authentication in your code.

Access control with IAM

When you grant roles to a principal, always grant roles with only the required permissions; granting broader roles, such as basic roles, violates the principle of least privilege.

For more information about the roles for Cloud SWG, see Access control with IAM. For more information about Identity and Access Management (IAM) and authorization, see IAM overview.

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