Add a default ACL to a bucket

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Add a default access control list (ACL) to a Cloud Storage bucket.

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Code sample


For more information, see the Cloud Storage C# API reference documentation.

using Google.Apis.Storage.v1.Data;
using Google.Cloud.Storage.V1;
using System;

public class AddBucketDefaultOwnerSample
    public Bucket AddBucketDefaultOwner(
        string bucketName = "your-unique-bucket-name",
        string userEmail = "")
        var storage = StorageClient.Create();
        var bucket = storage.GetBucket(bucketName, new GetBucketOptions { Projection = Projection.Full });

        bucket.DefaultObjectAcl.Add(new ObjectAccessControl
            Bucket = bucketName,
            Entity = $"user-{userEmail}",
            Role = "OWNER",
        var updatedBucket = storage.UpdateBucket(bucket);
        Console.WriteLine($"Added user {userEmail} as a default owner on bucket {bucketName}.");
        return updatedBucket;


For more information, see the Cloud Storage C++ API reference documentation.

namespace gcs = ::google::cloud::storage;
using ::google::cloud::StatusOr;
[](gcs::Client client, std::string const& bucket_name,
   std::string const& entity, std::string const& role) {
  StatusOr<gcs::ObjectAccessControl> default_object_acl =
      client.CreateDefaultObjectAcl(bucket_name, entity, role);

  if (!default_object_acl) {
    throw std::runtime_error(default_object_acl.status().message());

  std::cout << "Role " << default_object_acl->role()
            << " will be granted default to " << default_object_acl->entity()
            << " on any new object created on bucket "
            << default_object_acl->bucket() << "\n"
            << "Full attributes: " << *default_object_acl << "\n";


For more information, see the Cloud Storage Go API reference documentation.

import (


// addBucketDefaultOwner adds default ACL to the specified bucket.
func addBucketDefaultOwner(bucket string, entity storage.ACLEntity) error {
	// bucket := "bucket-name"
	// entity := storage.AllUsers
	role := storage.RoleOwner

	ctx := context.Background()
	client, err := storage.NewClient(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("storage.NewClient: %v", err)
	defer client.Close()

	acl := client.Bucket(bucket).DefaultObjectACL()
	if err := acl.Set(ctx, entity, role); err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("ACLHandle.Set: %v", err)
	return nil


For more information, see the Cloud Storage Java API reference documentation.


public class AddBucketDefaultOwner {

  public static void addBucketDefaultOwner(String bucketName, String userEmail) {

    // The ID of your GCS bucket
    // String bucketName = "your-unique-bucket-name";

    // The email of the user you wish to add as a default owner
    // String userEmail = ""

    Storage storage = StorageOptions.newBuilder().build().getService();
    Bucket bucket = storage.get(bucketName);
    Acl newDefaultOwner = Acl.of(new User(userEmail), Role.OWNER);

    System.out.println("Added user " + userEmail + " as an owner on " + bucketName);


For more information, see the Cloud Storage Node.js API reference documentation.

 * TODO(developer): Uncomment the following lines before running the sample.
// The ID of your GCS bucket
// const bucketName = 'your-unique-bucket-name';

// The email address of the user to add
// const userEmail = 'user-email-to-add';

// Imports the Google Cloud client library
const {Storage} = require('@google-cloud/storage');

// Creates a client
const storage = new Storage();

async function addBucketDefaultOwner() {
  // Makes the user an owner in the default ACL of the bucket. You can use
  // addAllUsers(), addDomain(), addProject(), addGroup(), and
  // addAllAuthenticatedUsers() to grant access to different types of entities.
  // You can also use "readers" and "writers" to grant different roles.
  await storage.bucket(bucketName).acl.default.owners.addUser(userEmail);

  console.log(`Added user ${userEmail} as an owner on bucket ${bucketName}.`);



For more information, see the Cloud Storage PHP API reference documentation.

use Google\Cloud\Storage\StorageClient;

 * Add an entity and role to a bucket's default ACL.
 * @param string $bucketName The name of your Cloud Storage bucket.
 *        (e.g. 'my-bucket')
 * @param string $entity The entity for which to update access controls.
 *        (e.g. '')
 * @param string $role The permissions to add for the specified entity.
 *        (e.g. 'OWNER')
function add_bucket_default_acl(string $bucketName, string $entity, string $role): void
    $storage = new StorageClient();
    $bucket = $storage->bucket($bucketName);
    $acl = $bucket->defaultAcl();
    $acl->add($entity, $role);
    printf('Added %s (%s) to gs://%s default ACL' . PHP_EOL, $entity, $role, $bucketName);


For more information, see the Cloud Storage Python API reference documentation.

from import storage

def add_bucket_default_owner(bucket_name, user_email):
    """Adds a user as an owner in the given bucket's default object access
    control list."""
    # bucket_name = "your-bucket-name"
    # user_email = ""

    storage_client = storage.Client()
    bucket = storage_client.bucket(bucket_name)

    # Reload fetches the current ACL from Cloud Storage.

    # You can also use `group`, `domain`, `all_authenticated` and `all` to
    # grant access to different types of entities. You can also use
    # `grant_read` or `grant_write` to grant different roles.

        "Added user {} as an owner in the default acl on bucket {}.".format(
            user_email, bucket_name


For more information, see the Cloud Storage Ruby API reference documentation.

# The ID of your GCS bucket
# bucket_name = "your-unique-bucket-name"
# email       = "Google Cloud Storage ACL Entity email"

require "google/cloud/storage"

storage =
bucket  = storage.bucket bucket_name

bucket.default_acl.add_owner email

puts "Added default OWNER permission for #{email} to #{bucket_name}"

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