We know that keeping the targets you want to monitor for security weaknesses up to date can be a bit of a pain...

New instances are constantly being spun up in Google Cloud Platform, others are being closed down, keeping track of it all can easily become a full time job! 

That's why we've created a Google Cloud Platform integration - add your External IP addresses and hostnames from Cloud DNS as Intruder targets directly from our portal! 🎉

Enable Google Cloud APIs 

In order for the Google Cloud integration to work, you'll need to enable some APIs using the GCP console.

Select your project, then under 'APIs & Services' click 'Enable APIs and Services':

Use the search to to find the following APIs and enable them:
Compute Engine API (required to sync external and ephemeral IP addresses)
Cloud Resource Manager API (required to sync external and ephemeral IP addresses
Google Cloud DNS API (required to sync Google Cloud DNS records)

Connect Google Cloud Platform to your Intruder account

You can connect your Intruder account in two ways, depending on your intended configuration:

  1. Sync all projects by using OAuth

  2. Sync individual projects by adding a key for a service account

1) Connect Google Cloud Platform using OAuth

Head to the Targets page > Add Targets > Cloud Accounts Sync > GGCP

Sign into a Google account that has access to Google Cloud Platform:

Grant Intruder access to your Google Cloud Platform account:

We require access to the following scopes: 

  1. View your DNS records hosted by Google Cloud DNS
    Provides read-only access to Google Cloud DNS records, which is required to list your DNS hostnames.

  2. View your Google Compute Engine resources
    Provides read-only access to Compute Engine resources, which is required to list your external IP addresses.

  3. View your Cloud Platform projects
    Allows us to iterate over the projects associated with your Google account and check each project for external IP addresses. 

2) Connect Google Cloud Platform by adding a key for a service account

Go to the IAM & Admin menu in your GCP console:

Click on Service Accounts and then click Create Service Account:

Give your new service account name and a description, then click create: 

Grant the service account Viewer permissions to your project, these are required to list your external IP addresses and DNS hostnames:

Click the Create Key button to download the key file for your new service account: 

Select to create the key in JSON format and download the key file and keep it in a safe place. This key grants read access to your project.

Finally, upload the key file for the service account to the Intruder portal:

And you're done! 🥳

Activate CloudBot (optional)

Once you've added your account, you'll see a popup asking whether to activate CloudBot.

CloudBot keeps a constant watch on your Google Cloud account and will automatically add any new external IP addresses or hostnames as Intruder targets. For more information see the CloudBot help page.

Adding Targets

Once you've added your account, it will appear in the left navigation of the Targets page.

If CloudBot is enabled, targets will be automatically added.

If CloudBot is disabled, simply click the + biutton next to the IP address or hostname you want to add for continuous monitoring.

Note: Google Cloud Platform integration is only available for customers on our Pro and Verified plans.


Intruder is a Google Cloud Technology Partner.

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