Application Default Credentials
- A strategy used by Google authentication libraries to automatically find credentials. ADC searches for credentials in locations like the
GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS environment variable, specific files written when providing credentials using the Google Cloud CLI, and the service account. Using ADC allows to run code in a development or production environment without changing how the application authenticates with Google Cloud services.
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