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How to Access Google Cloud Shell via Termux and SSH?

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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 13 Jun, 2022
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In this article we are going to learn about how to install Gcloud CLI on termux and SSH into your free google cloud console from your mobile.

Installation:

Follow the below steps to SSH into google cloud shell from mobile using termux:

Step 1: You need to install termux on your mobile. Don’t download it from playstore or appstore , instead install F-Droid and install termux from it. Go to the above link and find the latest version of termux and download.

Download termux

Step 2: Now let’s see how to install gcloud CLI , which allows us to SSH into our cloud shell.

  • The first command is:
apt update && apt upgrade 
  • After that enter this command:
pkg install curl
  • Next, enter this command and hit enter:
curl https://sdk.cloud.google.com | bash 

  Here hit “enter” if you are asked for (y/N) after this command.

  • Next, enter this command:
~/google-cloud-sdk/install.sh --override-components 

Note sometimes you will get a screen before entering the above command, so the curl command is enough for installation.

  • Now  hit enter whenever you are promoted to enter (y/N)

Step 3: After all files are installed enter this command:

gcloud components install gsutil 

Hit enter if you are promoted for (y/N) if the prompt shows repeatedly type ‘y’ and hit enter.

 Note: Don’t worry if you get any errors at this stage.

Step 4: Next enter this command to link your Google account with gcloud:

gcloud init --console-only

Note: paste the verification code and hit enter.

  • After this command you will be given a big url , copy it and paste it in the browser and select an account you want , you can see the verification code on the next page copy it, and paste it into the termux.

Note: If you want to change accounts after doing this step, just run this same command (gcloud init) again but this time you will be asked to enter between 2 choices, either re-initialize old configuration or create a new configuration, type 2 and hit enter.

Step 5: And finally use the below command to run the shell:

gcloud alpha cloud-shell ssh

That’s it! Within a few seconds, you will be logged into your free Linux machine.

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