Authenticate to Workload Manager

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This document describes how to authenticate to Workload Manager programmatically.

For more information about Google Cloud authentication, see the authentication overview.

API access

Workload Manager supports programmatic access. How you authenticate to Workload Manager depends on how you access the API. You can access the API in the following ways:


You can authenticate to Workload Manager from the command line by using Application Default Credentials. For more information, see Authenticate using REST.

If you want to use the API without using a client library, you can use Google's authentication library for your programming language. Alternatively, you can implement authentication in your code.

Access control in Workload Manager

When you grant roles to a principal, always grant roles with only the required permissions; granting broader roles, such as basic roles, violates the principle of least privilege.

For more information about the roles for Workload Manager, see Access control with IAM. For more information about Identity and Access Management (IAM) and authorization, see IAM overview.

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