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Go, Google Functions and Gitlab-ci a perfect combination

renatosuero profile image Renato Suero ・2 min read

Last week I tested google functions at gcp using Go, after that, I decided to add another service I like gitlab. I liked it so much that I decided to write this post.

If you know how to add an account to do a deploy at GCP or you have an account, you can ignore this section.

Creating an account to use at Gitlab.

I'll add a lot of screenshots to make it clear.
You need to access IAM & admin then Service accounts.
Service Account

Click on the button "+ CREATE SERVICE ACCOUNT"
Service Account

Type a name to identify the account
Service Account

You need to add 3 roles
Service Account

Create a key
Service Account

Check that JSON is checked and click on the create button
Service Account

We finish the config at GCP, now we will add the env vars in the repository. PROJECT_ID is the project's id and SERVICE_ACCOUNT is the content you do a download when you created your key
Service Account

Ok now we will create the code to test our deploy.I'm using the examples from Google
We will create 3 files, hello_world.go that is the function

// Package helloworld provides a set of Cloud Function samples.
package helloworld

import (

// HelloGet is an HTTP Cloud Function.
func HelloGet(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
    fmt.Fprint(w, "Hello, World!")

hello_world_test.go that is the test of the function

package helloworld

import (

func TestHelloGet(t *testing.T) {
    payload := strings.NewReader("")
    req := httptest.NewRequest("GET", "/", payload)

    rr := httptest.NewRecorder()
    HelloGet(rr, req)

    out, err := ioutil.ReadAll(rr.Result().Body)
    if err != nil {
        t.Fatalf("ReadAll: %v", err)
    want := "Hello, World!"
    if got := string(out); got != want {
        t.Errorf("HelloWorld = %q, want %q", got, want)

and .gitlab-ci.yml that is the config to run the continuous integration

image: google/cloud-sdk:alpine

  image: golang:alpine
  stage: test
  - production
  - CGO_ENABLED=0 go test ./...

  stage: deploy
  environment: Production
  - production
  - echo $SERVICE_ACCOUNT > /tmp/$CI_PIPELINE_ID.json
  - gcloud auth activate-service-account --key-file /tmp/$CI_PIPELINE_ID.json
  - gcloud --quiet --project $PROJECT_ID functions deploy HelloGet --runtime go111 --trigger-http
  - rm /tmp/$CI_PIPELINE_ID.json

The workflow is, the actions will run when we merged changes in production branch.

That's all, as you can see in the next screenshot, the deploy was done and the return from Google shows the URL created

Service Account

That's all folks, I hope it can be useful to you =). You can see the code in the repository

Posted on Jan 19 '19 by:

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