Google Compute Engine Target HTTP Proxy

This page shows how to write Terraform for Compute Engine Target HTTP Proxy and write them securely.

google_compute_target_http_proxy (Terraform)

The Target HTTP Proxy in Compute Engine can be configured in Terraform with the resource name google_compute_target_http_proxy. The following sections describe 5 examples of how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub
resource "google_compute_target_http_proxy" "www" {
  name    = "my-site-www-http-proxy"
  url_map =

resource "google_compute_global_forwarding_rule" "www-http" {
resource "google_compute_target_http_proxy" "default" {
  name        = "target-proxy"
  description = "a description"
  url_map     =
resource "google_compute_target_http_proxy" "jack_lb_proxy" {
  name = "jack-lb-proxy"
  url_map =
resource "google_compute_target_http_proxy" "frontend-proxy" {
  project = local.project
  name    = "frontend-proxy"
  url_map =
resource "google_compute_target_http_proxy" "proxy" {

  name    = var.proxy_name
  project = var.proxy_project

  url_map = var.url_map_id

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Creation timestamp in RFC3339 text format.

An optional description of this resource.

  • id optional computed - string
  • name required - string

Name of the resource. Provided by the client when the resource is created. The name must be 1-63 characters long, and comply with RFC1035. Specifically, the name must be 1-63 characters long and match the regular expression 'a-z?' which means the first character must be a lowercase letter, and all following characters must be a dash, lowercase letter, or digit, except the last character, which cannot be a dash.

This field only applies when the forwarding rule that references this target proxy has a loadBalancingScheme set to INTERNAL_SELF_MANAGED.

The unique identifier for the resource.

A reference to the UrlMap resource that defines the mapping from URL to the BackendService.

Explanation in Terraform Registry

Represents a TargetHttpProxy resource, which is used by one or more global forwarding rule to route incoming HTTP requests to a URL map. To get more information about TargetHttpProxy, 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 Target HTTP Proxy?

Google Compute Engine Target HTTP Proxy 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 Target HTTP Proxy?

For Terraform, the tduffy000/my-site, sgrade/terraform and MehmetIron/infra-bootcamp source code examples are useful. See the Terraform Example section for further details.


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