How to Setup Google Cloud CLI (gcloud cli) on Ubuntu

The gcloud CLI manages authentication, local configuration, developer workflow, interactions with Google Cloud APIs. With the gcloud command-line tool,.it’s easy to perform many common cloud tasks, like creating a Compute Engine VM instance, and deploying an App Engine application, either from the command line or in scripts and other automations.


  • Add the Cloud SDK distribution using the following command:-

echo “deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/] cloud-sdk main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-cloud-sdk.list

  • Import the Google Cloud public key:

          curl | sudo apt-key –keyring /usr/share/keyrings/ add –


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  • Update and install the Cloud SDK:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install google-cloud-sdk


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  • Press Y & Enter.
  • Install any of these additional components:

         sudo apt-get install google-cloud-sdk-app-engine-java google-cloud-sdk-app-engine-python google-cloud-sdk-pubsub-emulator google-cloud-sdk-bigtable-emulator google-cloud-sdk-datastore-emulator kubectl


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  • Run gcloud init to get started:

gcloud init


  • Then click on link & provide your mail-id & password.


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  • Click on Allow.

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  • Copy the verification code.

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  • Paste the code on Terminal.


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  • Enter a number & Select your project or Create a new project.




  • Select Region & Zone.
  • Google Cloud SDK is now configured and ready to use!


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