Cloud Source Repositories: Qwik Start

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Cloud Source Repositories: Qwik Start

30 Minuten 1 Guthabenpunkt


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Google Cloud Source Repositories provides Git version control to support collaborative development of any application or service. In this lab, you will create a local Git repository that contains a sample file, add a Google Source Repository as a remote, and push the contents of the local repository. You will use the source browser included in Source Repositories to view your repository files from within the Cloud Console.


In this lab, you will learn how to perform the following tasks:

  • Create a new repository
  • Add a Google Source Repository as a remote
  • Push to the Cloud Source Repository

Setup and Requirements

Before you click the Start Lab button

Read these instructions. Labs are timed and you cannot pause them. The timer, which starts when you click Start Lab, shows how long Google Cloud resources will be made available to you.

This hands-on lab lets you do the lab activities yourself in a real cloud environment, not in a simulation or demo environment. It does so by giving you new, temporary credentials that you use to sign in and access Google Cloud for the duration of the lab.

To complete this lab, you need:

  • Access to a standard internet browser (Chrome browser recommended).
Note: Use an Incognito or private browser window to run this lab. This prevents any conflicts between your personal account and the Student account, which may cause extra charges incurred to your personal account.
  • Time to complete the lab---remember, once you start, you cannot pause a lab.
Note: If you already have your own personal Google Cloud account or project, do not use it for this lab to avoid extra charges to your account.

How to start your lab and sign in to the Google Cloud console

  1. Click the Start Lab button. If you need to pay for the lab, a pop-up opens for you to select your payment method. On the left is the Lab Details panel with the following:

    • The Open Google Cloud console button
    • Time remaining
    • The temporary credentials that you must use for this lab
    • Other information, if needed, to step through this lab
  2. Click Open Google Cloud console (or right-click and select Open Link in Incognito Window if you are running the Chrome browser).

    The lab spins up resources, and then opens another tab that shows the Sign in page.

    Tip: Arrange the tabs in separate windows, side-by-side.

    Note: If you see the Choose an account dialog, click Use Another Account.
  3. If necessary, copy the Username below and paste it into the Sign in dialog.

    {{{user_0.username | "Username"}}}

    You can also find the Username in the Lab Details panel.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Copy the Password below and paste it into the Welcome dialog.

    {{{user_0.password | "Password"}}}

    You can also find the Password in the Lab Details panel.

  6. Click Next.

    Important: You must use the credentials the lab provides you. Do not use your Google Cloud account credentials. Note: Using your own Google Cloud account for this lab may incur extra charges.
  7. Click through the subsequent pages:

    • Accept the terms and conditions.
    • Do not add recovery options or two-factor authentication (because this is a temporary account).
    • Do not sign up for free trials.

After a few moments, the Google Cloud console opens in this tab.

Note: To view a menu with a list of Google Cloud products and services, click the Navigation menu at the top-left. Navigation menu icon

Activate Cloud Shell

Cloud Shell is a virtual machine that is loaded with development tools. It offers a persistent 5GB home directory and runs on the Google Cloud. Cloud Shell provides command-line access to your Google Cloud resources.

  1. Click Activate Cloud Shell Activate Cloud Shell icon at the top of the Google Cloud console.

When you are connected, you are already authenticated, and the project is set to your Project_ID, . The output contains a line that declares the Project_ID for this session:

Your Cloud Platform project in this session is set to {{{project_0.project_id | "PROJECT_ID"}}}

gcloud is the command-line tool for Google Cloud. It comes pre-installed on Cloud Shell and supports tab-completion.

  1. (Optional) You can list the active account name with this command:
gcloud auth list
  1. Click Authorize.


ACTIVE: * ACCOUNT: {{{user_0.username | "ACCOUNT"}}} To set the active account, run: $ gcloud config set account `ACCOUNT`
  1. (Optional) You can list the project ID with this command:
gcloud config list project


[core] project = {{{project_0.project_id | "PROJECT_ID"}}} Note: For full documentation of gcloud, in Google Cloud, refer to the gcloud CLI overview guide.

Task 1. Create a new repository

  1. Start a new session in Cloud Shell and run the following command to create a new Cloud Source Repository named REPO_DEMO:
gcloud source repos create REPO_DEMO

You can safely ignore any billing warnings for creating repositories.

Test Completed Task

Click Check my progress to verify your performed task. If you have created a new repository you will see an assessment score.

Create a new repository

Task 2. Clone the new repository into your Cloud Shell session

  1. Clone the contents of your new Cloud Source Repository to a local repo in your Cloud Shell session:
gcloud source repos clone REPO_DEMO

The gcloud source repos clone command adds Cloud Source Repositories as a remote named origin and clones it into a local Git repository.

Task 3. Push to the Cloud Source Repository

  1. Go into the local repository you created:
  1. Run the following command to create a file myfile.txt in your local repository:
echo 'Hello World!' > myfile.txt
  1. Commit the file using the following Git commands:
git config --global "" git config --global "Your Name" git add myfile.txt git commit -m "First file using Cloud Source Repositories" myfile.txt

Your output should resemble the following:

[master (root-commit) c072ab6] First file using Cloud Source Repositories 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+) create mode 100644 myfile.txt
  1. Once you've committed code to the local repository, add its contents to Cloud Source Repositories using the git push command:
git push origin master
  1. Git pushes the sample application files from the master branch to the origin remote:
Enumerating objects: 3, done. Counting objects: 100% (3/3), done. Writing objects: 100% (3/3), 247 bytes | 0 bytes/s, done. Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0) To * [new branch] master -> master

Task 4. Browse files in the Google Cloud Source Repository

Use the Google Cloud Source Repositories source code browser to view repository files. You can filter your view to focus on a specific branch, tag, or comment.

  • Run the command to list the Repositories:
gcloud source repos list

Click on the URL to browse the sample files you pushed to the repository. The console shows the files in the master branch at the most recent commit.

Task 5. View a file in the Google Cloud repository

  1. In the Console go to Navigation menu > Source Repositories.

  2. Click REPO_DEMO > myfile.txt to view the file's contents in the source code browser.

Source code browser

Task 6. Test your understanding

Below are multiple-choice questions to reinforce your understanding of this lab's concepts. Answer them to the best of your abilities.


Congratulations! In this lab, you created a new repository, added a Google Source Repository as a remote, and pushed the contents of the local repository. You used the source browser included in Source Repositories to view your repository files from within the Cloud Console.

Next steps / Learn more

This lab is also part of a series of labs called Qwik Starts. These labs are designed to give you a little taste of the many features available with Google Cloud. Search for "Qwik Starts" in the Google Cloud Skills Boost catalog to find the next lab you'd like to take!

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Manual Last Updated: January 26, 2024

Lab Last Tested: September 25, 2023

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