Accessing Public Data Without Credentials
gsutil users can access publicly readable data without obtaining credentials. For example, the gs://uspto-pair bucket contains a number of publicly readable objects, so any user can run the following command without first obtaining credentials:
gsutil ls gs://uspto-pair/applications/0800401*
Users can similarly download objects they find via the above gsutil ls command.
See "gsutil help acls" for more details about data protection.
Configuring/Using Credentials Via Cloud Sdk Distribution Of Gsutil
If a user without credentials attempts to access protected data using gsutil, they will be prompted to run gcloud init to obtain credentials.
Configuring/Using Credentials Via Standalone Gsutil Distribution
If a user without credentials attempts to access protected data using gsutil, they will be prompted to run gsutil config to obtain credentials.