Encrypt/Decrypt data with VM Launcher
Learn how to use a VM Launcher data operation to encrypt and decrypt data.
The VM Launcher data operation allows you to start a Google Compute Engine VM where you can encrypt and decrypt data using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), and then to stop the VM automatically to save resources. PGP is a popular solution providing cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication.
Every time the VM Launcher data operation is launched:
- A VM with the specified characteristics is started on GCE.
- The files placed in the bucket are either encrypted or decrypted using PGP.
- Once the execution is complete, the VM is stopped automatically.
PGP is a protocol used for encrypting, decrypting and signing messages or files using a key pair. Every PGP user has both a public and private key. A public key is the key that other people use to encrypt a message that only you can open. A private key is the key that allows you to decrypt the messages sent to you based on your public key. A public key can be shared, but a private key should never be shared.
- 2.Create a working folder as you want.
- 3.Create a JSON file for your data operation in your working folder. Refer to this page to learn about all the parameters.
- 4.Access your working folder by running the following command:cd "[path to your working folder]"
- 5.To deploy the data operation, run the following command:tailer deploy configuration your-configuration.json
- 7.Execute your VM Launcher data operation.