Google Compute Engine Firewall Policy Association

This page shows how to write Terraform for Compute Engine Firewall Policy Association and write them securely.

google_compute_firewall_policy_association (Terraform)

The Firewall Policy Association in Compute Engine can be configured in Terraform with the resource name google_compute_firewall_policy_association. The following sections describe how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub

An example could not be found in GitHub.

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The following arguments are supported:

  • attachment_target - (Required) The target that the firewall policy is attached to.
  • firewall_policy - (Required) The firewall policy ID of the association.
  • name - (Required) The name for an association.

In addition to the arguments listed above, the following computed attributes are exported:

  • id - an identifier for the resource with format locations/global/firewallPolicies/[[firewall_policy]]/associations/[[name]]

  • short_name - The short name of the firewall policy of the association.

Explanation in Terraform Registry

Allows associating hierarchical firewall policies with the target where they are applied. This allows creating policies and rules in a different location than they are applied. For more information on applying hierarchical firewall policies see the official documentation

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 Firewall Policy Association?

Google Compute Engine Firewall Policy Association is a resource for Compute Engine of Google Cloud Platform. Settings can be wrote in Terraform.