Accessing Public Data Without Credentials

Accessing Public Data Without Credentials

Overview

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.

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