This node connects to Google Cloud Storage. The resulting output port allows downstream nodes to access the Google Cloud Storage data of a project as a file system, e.g. to read or write files and folders, or to perform other file system operations (browse/list files, copy, move, ...).
Please note that for authentication purposes, this node requires the "Google Authentication (API key)" node to be connected to its input port.
Path syntax: Paths for Google Cloud Storage are specified with a UNIX-like syntax, /mybucket/myfolder/myfile. An absolute for Google Cloud Storage consists of:
- A leading slash ("/").
- Followed by the name of a bucket ("mybucket" in the above example), followed by a slash.
- Followed by the name of an object within the bucket ("myfolder/myfile" in the above example).
URI formats: When you apply the Path to URI node to paths coming from this connector, you can create URIs with the following formats:
- Signed https:// URLs which contain credentials, that allow to access files for a certain amount of time (see Signed URLs ).
- gs:// URLs which can be used to access Google Storage with tools like Google's gsutil or in Hadoop environments.