Requester Pays — An Easier Way to Split the Bill

Who takes the check?

  • operation charges for performing a request
  • network charges for reading the data
  • Data retrieval if the data is stored as Nearline Storage or Coldline Storage

Enabling and disabling Requester Pays

Here’s how to enable Requester Pays:

  1. Start in the Cloud Storage browser in the Google Cloud Platform Console.
  2. In the list of buckets, find the bucket you want to enable, and click the Off button in the Requester pays column.
  1. Start in the Cloud Storage browser in the Google Cloud Platform Console.
  2. In the list of buckets, find the bucket you want to disable, and click the On button in the Requester pays column.
  3. In the window that appears, click Turn Off.

Accessing an object in a Requester Pays bucket

Let’s look at accessing Requester Pays buckets using gsutil.

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Jenny Brown

Jenny Brown

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