Accessing Google Cloud Storage Buckets

FileZilla® Pro offers support for Google Cloud Storage, the Google file storage web service for storing and accessing data on Google Cloud Platform infrastructure. Learn how to access to the google cloud.

Google Cloud Storage – differently from Google Drive that is aimed at personal use – targets Enterprise users, offering them an Infrastructure As A Service platform similar to Amazon S3. Google has been named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Storage along with Amazon and Microsoft.

How to upload Files to Google Cloud

  1. Get the id of the project you want to access from the Google Cloud Resource Manager site. Click on the link to the Resource Manager website.
  2. Click New in the Site Manager dialog box to create a new connection.
  3. Select Google Cloud as the protocol. Then FileZilla Pro automatically fills the host name.
  4. Enter your project id and your account email address in the text boxes.
  5. You get redirected to Google to authorize FileZilla Pro.
  6. Enter your Google Cloud credentials to continue.
  7. Authorize FileZilla Pro to access your Google Cloud.
  8. Now you can close the browser window.
  9. In the right side you see your buckets, directories and files.

The video tutorial below shows how to easily upload files to Google Cloud with FileZilla Pro.

Video tutorial: how to connect to Google Cloud

Google Cloud requires an authorization step that creates an authentication token. Now, if you want FileZilla Pro to access Google Cloud without asking you to authenticate at every launch, read below.

How to access Google Cloud without having to re-authorize

  1. Choose Edit, Settings, Password, then select Save passwords protected by a master password and close FileZilla Pro.
  2. Launch FileZilla again, and open Site Manager. Then select the Google Cloud connection and click Connect.
  3. Select the option ‘Remember master password‘. Now FileZilla Pro won’t ask you again to authorize Google Cloud access.
  4. Do you want FileZilla Pro stops storing Google Cloud token? Just select the option ‘Forget stored master password’.

The video tutorial below shows how to manage Google Cloud token.

Video tutorial: how to manage Google Cloud Authentication Token

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