# Installing FileMage Gateway on the Google Cloud Platform

FileMage Gateway is available on the Google Cloud Platform as a virtual machine (VM) image. The VM image contains a fully configured installation of FileMage Gateway ready to be used on the Google Cloud Platform.

# Deploying the VM from the marketplace

To quickly set up FileMage Gateway on the Google Cloud Platform, perform the following steps.

  1. Access the FileMage Gateway page in Google Marketplace and click the Launch button.


  1. Enter or select appropriate values for Deployment Name, Zone and Machine Type.


  1. Enter a Administrator email address to be used for the initial administrator account.


Initial login

After the deployment is complete you will be given a randomly generated one-time use password to complete your initial login.

  1. Select a Boot disk type and Boot disk size in GB. For most scenarios, you may leave the default minimum. File data is never written to disk. Significant disk space usage comes only from the audit log. On average, each 1 million audit events stored will consume 1gb of disk space.


  1. Add CIDR restrictions on relevant ports based on your use-case.
Description Ports
Web Portal 80, 443
SFTP 2222
FTP Command 21
FTP Passive 32768-60999



To use SFTP in Linux on port 22 sshd must be reconfigured to use a different port.

Restrict Administrative Ports

It is strongly recommended that you restrict access to the web portal (80, 443) and SSH (22) to trusted IP ranges.

  1. Click Deploy. Wait a few minutes for the deployment to complete, then copy the auto-generated Administrator password and click on Visit the site. If the site cannot be reached the application may still be starting up.


  1. Accept the self-signed certificate to proceed, or see Encryption and Certificates for instructions on how to install a signed certificate.


  1. Enter your Administrator email and Administrator password and click Login.


  1. You must change the auto-generated password. Enter the Administrator password again and provide a new password, then click Confirm.


# Add a Google Cloud Storage Bucket

Congratulations, you are now ready to add buckets and users. Head over to the Endpoints documentation for more information.