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Google Cloud KMS Playground

Up to 4h
Free playExplore without specific objectives or guided instruction.
Real-world experiencePractice in a live, pre-configured sandbox environment.


Google Cloud KMS offers the possibility to create and configure and handle both symmetric and asymmetric keys used to encrypt data stored on your resources such as databases or disks. Cloud KMS skills in Google Cloud are also essential for attaining certifications like the Professional Security Engineer certification. For such certifications and to build solutions in Google Cloud, a good grasp of Cloud KMS principles is needed.

The playground is a safe and secure sandbox environment for you to explore your own ideas, follow along with Cloud Academy courses, or answer your own questions all without the need to install any software on your local machine. The extended duration of this playground provides you with ample time to play to your heart's content. The goal is to be able to experiment and learn with little start time or overhead. Feel free to experiment with creating, configuring, and rotating both symmetric and asymmetric keys, and feel free to create VM disks you can then encrypt with the keys. You'll have the permissions necessary to fully manage all the Cloud KMS and VM Disks resources. Enjoy!

Intended Audience

This lab is intended for:

  • Google Cloud administrators
  • Cloud security engineers
  • Individuals who need to create and maintain a key ecosystem on Google Cloud


You may benefit from being familiar with Google Cloud KMS service. The following labs cover this topic:

About the author

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Stefano studies Computer Science and is passionate about technology. He loves working with Cloud services and learning all the best practices for them. Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services are the cloud providers he prefers. He is a Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer. Node.js is the programming language he always uses to code. When he's not involved in studying or working, Stefano loves riding his motorbike and exploring new places.

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Google Cloud KMS Playground