Add a Google Cloud Storage connection

You can add a connection to the Google Cloud Storage file system using ThoughtSpot DataFlow.

Follow these steps:

  1. Select Connections in the top navigation bar.

  2. In the Connections interface, select Add connection in the upper-right corner.

  3. In the Create Connection interface, select the Connection type.

  4. After you select the Google Cloud Storage Connection type, the rest of the connection properties appear.

    Depending on your choice of authentication mechanism, you may use different properties.

    See Connection properties for details, defaults, and examples.

    Connection name

    Name your connection.

    Connection type

    Choose the Google Cloud storage connection type.

    Project ID

    The identification number given to particular project; it’s always unique.

    Authentication type

    It can be either Service Account or Access Tokens.

    Mandatory field.

    Service account key or access token

    Provide the Service Account key when authentication type is selected as Service account and token when access token is selected as authentication type.


    To specify GCS bucket name.

    Mandatory field.

    Use proxy

    If required, to use a proxy, select the checkbox Use Proxy and provide the details.

    Optional field.


    Specify the hostname or the IP address of the GCS system.

    Mandatory field. When using proxy authentication only.


    Specify the port associated to the GCS system.

    Mandatory field. When using proxy authentication only.


    It can be either http or https.

    Mandatory field. When using proxy authentication only.

  5. Select Create connection.

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