Step 1: Create a GCP account

Before you do anything, you'll need a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Console account and project. This step describes how to create a GCP account. If you already have Cloud Identity or GSuite configured for your organization, you can skip to the next step (Step 2: Create a GCP project).

If you choose to set up Cloud Identity, domain verification is required.

To create a GCP account:

  1. Open GCP Console in a browser.

  2. When prompted to sign in, create a new account by clicking Create account:

  3. Follow the instructions to register your corporate email address as a Google account. Alternatively, you can use a Gmail account or other Google account.

  4. Continue to the GCP Console and accept the GCP terms presented.

Set up Cloud Identity

If you’d prefer to use Cloud Identity to manage your organizational identity with Apigee, please take note of the following:

  • General information on Cloud Identity can be found here or in the Cloud Identity Help Center.
  • Cloud Identity provides multiple ways to create users from your organization in bulk, including sync tools with your LDAP server and the ability to configure SSO.
  • Using Cloud Identity with GCP provides you with a GCP Organization: this allows for more advanced resource hierarchy configuration. Although not needed for Apigee hybrid, it might be useful if you plan to use other GCP services or have multiple members of your organization access the product.
  • To use Cloud Identity, you must verify ownership of the domain that you plan to use.

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