Accessing Public Data Without Credentials


You can access publicly readable data through gsutil without obtaining credentials. For example, the gs://uspto-pair bucket contains a number of publicly readable objects, so you can run the following command without first obtaining credentials:

gsutil ls gs://uspto-pair/applications/0800401*

You can also download publicly readable objects.

Run the gsutil help acls command for more details about data protection.

Configuring/Using Credentials

To obtain credentials to access protected data using gsutil, run the following command:

  • gcloud init if you are using the Google Cloud SDK distribution of gsutil
  • gsutil config if you are using the stand-alone distribution of gsutil