Python Client for Cloud Asset API#

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Cloud Asset API: The cloud asset API manages the history and inventory of cloud resources.

Quick Start#

In order to use this library, you first need to go through the following steps:

  1. Select or create a Cloud Platform project.

  2. Enable billing for your project.

  3. Enable the Cloud Asset API.

  4. Setup Authentication.


Install this library in a virtualenv using pip. virtualenv is a tool to create isolated Python environments. The basic problem it addresses is one of dependencies and versions, and indirectly permissions.

With virtualenv, it’s possible to install this library without needing system install permissions, and without clashing with the installed system dependencies.

Supported Python Versions#

Python >= 3.5

Deprecated Python Versions#

Python == 2.7. Python 2.7 support will be removed on January 1, 2020.


pip install virtualenv
virtualenv <your-env>
source <your-env>/bin/activate
<your-env>/bin/pip install google-cloud-asset


pip install virtualenv
virtualenv <your-env>
<your-env>\Scripts\pip.exe install google-cloud-asset

Next Steps#

Api Reference#

This package includes clients for multiple versions of the Cloud Asset API. By default, you will get v1 the latest stable version.

A new beta release with additional features over the current stable version, spelled v1p2beta1, is provided to allow you to use these new features. These are expected to move into the stable release soon; until then, the usual beta admonishment (changes are possible, etc.) applies.

An API and type reference is provided for this beta:

The previous beta release, spelled v1p2beta1 is also provided to continue to support code previously written against it. In order to use it, you will want to import from in lieu of


For a list of all google-cloud-asset releases: