steampipe plugin install gcp

Table: gcp_service_account - Query Google Cloud Platform Service Accounts using SQL

A Service Account in Google Cloud Platform is a special type of account used by an application or a virtual machine (VM) instance, not a person. Applications use service accounts to make authorized API calls, authorized as either the service account itself, or as G Suite or Cloud Identity users through domain-wide delegation. These accounts can be created and managed by users, and they are tied to the lifecycle of the project in which they are created.

Table Usage Guide

The gcp_service_account table provides insights into Service Accounts within Google Cloud Platform. As a security engineer, explore service account-specific details through this table, including permissions, roles, and associated metadata. Utilize it to uncover information about service accounts, such as those with excessive permissions, the roles assigned to each service account, and the verification of security configurations.


List of email ids associated with the service account

Explore which email IDs are linked to your service account to maintain a clear record of associated users. This can be particularly useful for managing access permissions and auditing user activities.

name as service_account,
name as service_account,

Find service accounts with policies that grant public access

Determine the areas in which service accounts have policies allowing public access. This is crucial for analyzing potential security risks and ensuring that sensitive data is not exposed to unauthorized users.

split_part(s ->> 'role', '/', 2) as role,
jsonb_array_elements(iam_policy -> 'bindings') as s,
jsonb_array_elements_text(s -> 'members') as entity
entity = 'allUsers'
or entity = 'allAuthenticatedUsers';
json_extract(s.value, '$.role'),
instr(json_extract(s.value, '$.role'), '/') + 1
) as role,
e.value as entity
gcp_service_account g,
json_each(json_extract(g.iam_policy, '$.bindings')) as s,
json_each(json_extract(s.value, '$.members')) as e
e.value = 'allUsers'
or e.value = 'allAuthenticatedUsers';

Schema for gcp_service_account

_ctxjsonbSteampipe context in JSON form.
akasjsonbArray of globally unique identifier strings (also known as) for the resource.
descriptiontextA user-specified, human-readable description of the service account. The maximum length is 256 UTF-8 bytes.
disabledbooleanSpecifies whether the service is account is disabled, or not.
display_nametextA user-specified, human-readable name for the service account. The maximum length is 100 UTF-8 bytes. Optional
emailtextThe email address of the service account.
iam_policyjsonbAn Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy, which specifies access controls for Google Cloud resources. A `Policy` is a collection of `bindings`. A `binding` binds one or more `members` to a single `role`. Members can be user accounts, service accounts, Google groups, and domains (such as G Suite). A `role` is a named list of permissions; each `role` can be an IAM predefined role or a user-created custom role. For some types of Google Cloud resources, a `binding` can also specify a `condition`, which is a logical expression that allows access to a resource only if the expression evaluates to `true`.
locationtextThe GCP multi-region, region, or zone in which the resource is located.
nametext=The resource name of the service account
oauth2_client_idtextThe OAuth 2.0 client ID for the service account.
projecttext=, !=, ~~, ~~*, !~~, !~~*The GCP Project in which the resource is located.
sp_connection_nametext=, !=, ~~, ~~*, !~~, !~~*Steampipe connection name.
sp_ctxjsonbSteampipe context in JSON form.
titletextTitle of the resource.
unique_idtextThe unique, stable numeric ID for the service account. Each service account retains its unique ID even if you delete the service account.


This table is available as a standalone Exporter CLI. Steampipe exporters are stand-alone binaries that allow you to extract data using Steampipe plugins without a database.

You can download the tarball for your platform from the Releases page, but it is simplest to install them with the script:

/bin/sh -c "$(curl -fsSL" -- gcp

You can pass the configuration to the command with the --config argument:

steampipe_export_gcp --config '<your_config>' gcp_service_account