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Get Started with Egnyte for Google Cloud Storage

Egnyte Connect’s integration with Google Cloud Storage enables you to leverage Egnyte’s enterprise caliber file sync and share while keeping your data in Google Cloud Storage. This article covers how to set up your Egnyte Connect trial account for use with Google Cloud Storage.

Existing Egnyte customers who are interested in using Google Cloud Storage should contact customer support to proceed. 

Create Egnyte Connect Trial Account

To get started, head to this page. You should see a page where you can create an Egnyte Connect trial account.

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Configure Google Storage

When you first log in to your Egnyte Connect account, you will be prompted to configure your Google storage settings. Note that this is a mandatory step that must be completed before you can begin using Egnyte Connect.

Click “Go to Google Configuration” in the dialog to proceed.

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You will automatically be taken to the Storage Provider section in your account’s settings. For reference, you can find this section under Settings → Configuration → Security & Authentication.

Now enter the storage bucket and private key from Google Cloud Storage that you’ll be using with Egnyte.

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Note that you should create a new storage bucket and service account in Google Cloud Storage to be used with Egnyte. You can add a new storage bucket by clicking “Create Bucket” in the Storage section of your Google Cloud account.

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Choose the storage class and location that suit your needs, and click “Create” to proceed.

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Once you’ve added a new storage bucket, navigate to the IAM & Admin section of your Google Cloud account and create a new service account. Please keep the following requirements in mind when creating the service account:

  • The service account must be a Storage Object Admin with full control of GCS objects; this can be configured in the “Role” of the service account
  • The option to "Furnish a new private key" must be checked
  • The key type for the service account must be JSON

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Upon creating the service account, the private key should automatically download. Copy/paste the JSON from this key into the “Service Account Private Key JSON” field in Egnyte.

Click save once you’re ready to proceed. You will see a green check mark next to the save button if your Google storage settings have been accepted.

You’re now ready to begin using Egnyte Connect! Check out our Getting Started guide for some useful resources to kickstart your trial.

Changing storage provider settings

Once you have configured your storage provider settings, you will not be able to change them directly from Egnyte Connect’s Web UI. Please contact Egnyte Support if you need to change any of these details.

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