Cloud Tasks Client Libraries

This page shows how to get started with the Cloud Client Libraries for the Cloud Tasks API. Read more about the client libraries for Cloud APIs in Client Libraries Explained.

Installing the client library

C#

For more information, see Setting Up a C# Development Environment.

Install-Package Google.Cloud.Tasks.V2 -Version 1.0.0

Go

For more information, see Setting Up Your Development Environment.

go get -u cloud.google.com/go/tasks

Java

For more information, see Setting Up a Java Development Environment.

If you are using Maven, add the following to your pom.xml file:

<dependency>
  <groupId>com.google.cloud</groupId>
  <artifactId>google-cloud-tasks</artifactId>
  <version>1.29.1</version>
</dependency>

If you are using Gradle, add the following to your dependencies:

compile 'com.google.cloud:google-cloud-tasks:1.29.1'

If you are using SBT, add the following to your dependencies:

libraryDependencies += "com.google.cloud" % "google-cloud-tasks" % "1.29.1"

If you are using IntelliJ or Eclipse, you can add client libraries to your project using the following IDE plugins:

The plugins provide additional functionality, such as key management for service accounts. Refer to each plugin's documentation for details.

Node.js

For more information, see Setting Up a Node.js Development Environment.

npm install --save @google-cloud/tasks

PHP

composer require google/cloud-tasks

Python

For more information, see Setting Up a Python Development Environment.

pip install --upgrade google-cloud-tasks

Ruby

For more information, see Setting Up a Ruby Development Environment.

gem install google-cloud-tasks

Setting up authentication for use with the client library

To run the client library, you must first set up authentication by creating a service account with its key, and then setting an environment variable to point to that key. For more information, see the GCP authentication documentation .

Cloud Console

Create a service account:

  1. In the Cloud Console, go to the Create service account page.

    Go to Create service account
  2. Select a project.
  3. In the Service account name field, enter a name. The Cloud Console fills in the Service account ID field based on this name.

    In the Service account description field, enter a description. For example, Service account for quickstart.

  4. Click Create.
  5. Click the Select a role field.

    Under Quick access, click Basic, then click Owner.

  6. Click Continue.
  7. Click Done to finish creating the service account.

    Do not close your browser window. You will use it in the next step.

Create a service account key:

  1. In the Cloud Console, click the email address for the service account that you created.
  2. Click Keys.
  3. Click Add key, then click Create new key.
  4. Click Create. A JSON key file is downloaded to your computer.
  5. Click Close.

Command line

You can run the following commands using the Cloud SDK on your local machine, or in Cloud Shell.

  1. Create the service account. Replace NAME with a name for the service account.

    gcloud iam service-accounts create NAME
  2. Grant permissions to the service account. Replace PROJECT_ID with your project ID.

    gcloud projects add-iam-policy-binding PROJECT_ID --member="serviceAccount:NAME@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com" --role="roles/owner"
  3. Generate the key file. Replace FILE_NAME with a name for the key file.

    gcloud iam service-accounts keys create FILE_NAME.json --iam-account=NAME@PROJECT_ID.iam.gserviceaccount.com

Set the environment variable GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS to the path of the JSON file that contains your service account key. This variable only applies to your current shell session, so if you open a new session, set the variable again.

Using the client library

For examples of using the client library, see Creating HTTP Target Tasks or Creating App Engine Tasks

Additional resources