How-To: Install Google Cloud CLI On Ubuntu 22.04

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How to install and use the Cloud SDK for Ubuntu and initialise the sdk using a Google account on Ubuntu 22.04.


  • Operating System : Ubuntu 22.04
  • Access to a Terminal or Shell Console
  • GCP account for setting up the gcloud locally
  • Web browser for login

Cloud SDK Installation

01. Open a terminal

01. Install required packages

$ sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https ca-certificates gnupg

02. Add the gcloud CLI distribution URI as a package source. If your distribution supports the signed-by option, run the following command:

$ echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/] cloud-sdk main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-cloud-sdk.list

03. Import the Google Cloud public key.

$ curl | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/

04. Update and install the gcloud CLI

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install google-cloud-cli

Authenticating via Browser

$ gcloud init

08. A link will be displayed, copy it, and open it in the browser,

09. Login using your Google account that has access to GCP. 

10. Accept the permission request by selecting the Allow button.

11. It will return a code after allowing the Google Cloud SDK permissions.

12. Paste the verification code on the terminal

13. If you have existing project, you can select from the list to set the project to use or you can select the option Create a new project which is on the last item of the list. In this example we will be using an existing project.

14. Next is to choose default Compute Region and Zone. Enter ā€˜Yā€™ if you want, or ā€˜nā€™ to pass.

15. Setup is now complete and you can now use the gcloud sdk to perform some commands. 

16. To verify if Google Cloud SDK is installed and your account is configured, you can try the following command. It will show the list of projects with the Project ID, Project Name and Project Number.

$ gcloud projects list

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