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Open source

Google Cloud Storage

For configuration options, check the storage section on the configuration page.


The following authentication methods are supported:

  • Google Cloud Platform environment variable GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS
  • Google Cloud Platform Workload Identity

The (service-)account that will communicate towards GCS should be assigned to the bucket which will receive the traces and should have the following IAM policies within the bucket:

  • storage.objects.create
  • storage.objects.delete
  • storage.objects.get
  • storage.buckets.get
  • storage.objects.list