Google Compute Engine Backend Bucket Signed URL Key

This page shows how to write Terraform for Compute Engine Backend Bucket Signed URL Key and write them securely.

google_compute_backend_bucket_signed_url_key (Terraform)

The Backend Bucket Signed URL Key in Compute Engine can be configured in Terraform with the resource name google_compute_backend_bucket_signed_url_key. The following sections describe 1 example of how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub
resource "google_compute_backend_bucket_signed_url_key" "this" {
  backend_bucket = var.backend_bucket
  key_value      = var.key_value
  name           =
  project        = var.project

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The backend bucket this signed URL key belongs.

128-bit key value used for signing the URL. The key value must be a valid RFC 4648 Section 5 base64url encoded string.

Name of the signed URL key.

Explanation in Terraform Registry

A key for signing Cloud CDN signed URLs for BackendBuckets. To get more information about BackendBucketSignedUrlKey, see:

Tips: Best Practices for The Other Google Compute Engine Resources

In addition to the google_compute_disk, Google Compute Engine has the other resources that should be configured for security reasons. Please check some examples of those resources and precautions.



Ensure the encryption key for your GCE disk is stored securely

It is better to store the encryption key for your GCE disk securely. Secret Manager could be used instead.



Ensure your VPC firewall blocks unwanted outbound traffic

It is better to block unwanted outbound traffic not to expose resources in the VPC to unwanted attacks.



Ensure appropriate service account is assigned to your GCE instance

It is better to create a custom service account for the instance and assign it.



Ensure OS login for your GCE instances is enabled at project level

It is better to enable OS login for your GCE instances. Enabling OS login ensures that SSH keys used to connect to instances are mapped with IAM users, allowing centralized and automated SSH key management.



Ensure to use modern TLS protocols

It's better to adopt TLS v1.2+ instead of outdated TLS protocols.



Ensure VPC flow logging is enabled

It is better to enable VPC flow logging. VPC flow logging allows us to audit traffic in your network.

Review your Google Compute Engine settings

In addition to the above, there are other security points you should be aware of making sure that your .tf files are protected in Shisho Cloud.

Frequently asked questions

What is Google Compute Engine Backend Bucket Signed URL Key?

Google Compute Engine Backend Bucket Signed URL Key is a resource for Compute Engine of Google Cloud Platform. Settings can be wrote in Terraform.

Where can I find the example code for the Google Compute Engine Backend Bucket Signed URL Key?

For Terraform, the niveklabs/google source code example is useful. See the Terraform Example section for further details.