Adding a GCE Project

Creating a GCE Project with Google

If you aren't already using GCE, you must first create a Google account and GCE project at . Otherwise, Cloudmin can make use of one of more existing projects, which you can manage on the Developers Console at .

Because GCE instances cost real money, you will need to enter billing information (such as a credit card number) as part of the sign-up process with Google. Charging is based on the number, size and run-time of your instances, and the number, size and lifetime of any virtual disks or snapshots.

Adding a GCE Project to Cloudmin

Once you have a project, it can be added to Cloudmin as follows :

  1. Go to the console at , click on your project, and then on APIs & auth -> Credentials from the left menu.
  2. Click on Create new Client ID
  3. Select Installed application and Other , then click Create Client ID
  4. You should now see a page showing a "Client ID" and "Client secret" . These will be needed by Cloudmin.
  5. Login to Cloudmin, and go to Google Compute Engine -> GCE Projects , then click Add a GCE project
  6. Enter your Google account (typically an email address like, the client ID and secret from above, and the GCE project name.
  7. Click the Create button. On the page that appears, click the Begin OAuth2 Enrollment link, which will take you to a Google page on which you must authorize Cloudmin to access your account.
  8. Back in Cloudmin, enter the OAuth2 code received from Google, and click the Save button.

Managing GCE Projects

The details of any existing project can be changed by clicking on it on the GCE Projects list. Note that changing the client ID, client secret or project name is likely to break Cloudmin's access to the project though. Projects with no associated virtual systems can also be removed from that page.