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Google Cloud Storage JSON API Overview

The Google Cloud Storage JSON API is a simple, JSON-backed interface for accessing and manipulating Google Cloud Storage projects in a programmatic way. It has most of the same features as the Google Cloud Storage XML API, but it is fully compatible with the Google APIs Client Libraries.

The Google Cloud Storage JSON API is intended for software developers. To use it you should be familiar with web programming and be comfortable creating applications that consume web services through HTTP requests. If this does not describe you, consider one of the following alternatives:

The current release of the Google Cloud Storage JSON API is v1.

Activating the API

For new projects, the Google Cloud Storage JSON API is activated by default, and it can be used immediately. Note that you must enable billing for your project before that project can create buckets. All other operations will work immediately.

For existing projects, the Google Cloud Storage JSON API can be enabled by visiting the Google Developers Console, going to a project's APIs & auth page, and setting the status for the Google Cloud Storage JSON API to ON.

Learn More

Get started by taking a look at the How-To Guides or the API Reference.