Cloud SQL permissions

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Required permissions for common tasks in the Google Cloud console

For a list of roles and their associated permissions, see Cloud SQL roles.

Task Required additional permissions
Displaying the instance listing page cloudsql.instances.list
resourcemanager.projects.get
Creating an instance cloudsql.instances.create
cloudsql.instances.get
cloudsql.instances.list
resourcemanager.projects.get
compute.machineTypes.list
compute.machineTypes.get
compute.projects.get roles/compute.viewer
Connecting to an instance from the Cloud Shell cloudsql.instances.get
cloudsql.instances.list
cloudsql.instances.update
resourcemanager.projects.get
Creating a user cloudsql.instances.get
cloudsql.instances.list
cloudsql.users.create
cloudsql.users.list
resourcemanager.projects.get
Viewing instance information cloudsql.instances.get
cloudsql.instances.list
cloudsql.users.list
monitoring.timeSeries.list
resourcemanager.projects.get

Required permissions for gcloud sql commands

Command Required permissions
gcloud sql backups create cloudsql.backupRuns.create
gcloud sql backups delete cloudsql.backupRuns.delete
gcloud sql backups describe cloudsql.backupRuns.get
gcloud sql backups list cloudsql.backupRuns.list
gcloud sql backups restore cloudsql.backupRuns.get
cloudsql.instances.restoreBackup
gcloud sql connect cloudsql.instances.get
cloudsql.instances.update
gcloud sql databases create cloudsql.databases.create
gcloud sql databases delete cloudsql.databases.delete
gcloud sql databases describe cloudsql.databases.get
gcloud sql databases list cloudsql.databases.list
gcloud sql databases patch cloudsql.databases.get
cloudsql.databases.update
gcloud sql export cloudsql.instances.export
cloudsql.instances.get
gcloud sql flags list None
gcloud sql import cloudsql.instances.import
gcloud sql instances clone cloudsql.instances.clone
gcloud sql instances create cloudsql.instances.create
gcloud sql instances delete cloudsql.instances.delete
gcloud sql instances describe cloudsql.instances.get
gcloud sql instances failover cloudsql.instances.failover
gcloud sql instances import cloudsql.instances.import
gcloud sql instances list cloudsql.instances.list
gcloud sql instances patch cloudsql.instances.get
cloudsql.instances.update
gcloud sql instances promote-replica cloudsql.instances.promoteReplica
gcloud sql instances reset-ssl-config cloudsql.instances.resetSslConfig
gcloud sql instances restart cloudsql.instances.restart
gcloud sql instances restore-backup cloudsql.backupRuns.get
cloudsql.instances.restoreBackup
gcloud sql operations describe cloudsql.instances.get
gcloud sql operations list cloudsql.instances.get
gcloud sql operations wait cloudsql.instances.get
gcloud sql ssl client-certs create cloudsql.sslCerts.create
gcloud sql ssl client-certs delete cloudsql.sslCerts.delete
gcloud sql ssl client-certs describe cloudsql.sslCerts.list
gcloud sql ssl client-certs list cloudsql.sslCerts.list
gcloud sql tiers list None
gcloud sql users create cloudsql.users.create
gcloud sql users delete cloudsql.users.delete
gcloud sql users list cloudsql.users.list
gcloud sql users set-password cloudsql.users.update

Required permissions for Cloud SQL Admin API methods

The following table lists the permissions that the caller must have to call each method in the Cloud SQL Admin API, or to perform tasks using Google Cloud tools that use the API (such as the Google Cloud console or the gcloud command line tool).

For more information, see Authorizing requests with OAuth 2.0. All permissions are applied to the project. You cannot apply different permissions based on the instance or other lower-level object.

Method Required permissions
backupRuns.delete cloudsql.backupRuns.delete
backupRuns.get cloudsql.backupRuns.get
backupRuns.insert cloudsql.backupRuns.create
backupRuns.list cloudsql.backupRuns.list
databases.delete cloudsql.databases.delete
databases.get cloudsql.databases.get
databases.insert cloudsql.databases.create
databases.list cloudsql.databases.list
databases.patch cloudsql.databases.update, cloudsql.databases.get
databases.update cloudsql.databases.update
flags.list None
instances.clone cloudsql.instances.clone
instances.delete cloudsql.instances.delete
instances.export cloudsql.instances.export
instances.failover cloudsql.instances.failover
instances.get cloudsql.instances.get
instances.import cloudsql.instances.import
instances.insert cloudsql.instances.create
instances.list cloudsql.instances.list
instances.patch cloudsql.instances.get, cloudsql.instances.update
instances.promoteReplica cloudsql.instances.promoteReplica
instances.resetSslConfig cloudsql.instances.resetSslConfig
instances.restart cloudsql.instances.restart
instances.restoreBackup cloudsql.instances.restoreBackup, cloudsql.backupRuns.get
instances.startReplica cloudsql.instances.startReplica
instances.stopReplica cloudsql.instances.stopReplica
instances.truncateLog cloudsql.instances.truncateLog
instances.update cloudsql.instances.update
operations.get cloudsql.instances.get
operations.list cloudsql.instances.get
sslCerts.delete cloudsql.sslCerts.delete
sslCerts.get cloudsql.sslCerts.get
sslCerts.insert cloudsql.sslCerts.create
sslCerts.list cloudsql.sslCerts.list
users.delete cloudsql.users.delete
users.insert cloudsql.users.create
users.list cloudsql.users.list
users.update cloudsql.users.update