GCP Authentication Filter

This filter is used to fetch authentication tokens from GCP compute metadata server(https://cloud.google.com/run/docs/securing/service-identity#identity_tokens). In multiple services architecture where these services likely need to communicate withe each other, authenticating service-to-service(https://cloud.google.com/run/docs/authenticating/service-to-service) is required because many of these services may be private and require credentials for access.


  • v3 API reference

  • This filter should be configured with the name envoy.filters.http.gcp_authn.