Last modified on October 4, 2023

To add BigQuery as a datasource in the Admin UI, set the following configuration properties. For more information, see our main guide, Add a Datasource.

Configuration Properties

Add BigQuery Datasource Dialog
Add BigQuery Datasource Dialog
  • Display Name (Required): Enter a meaningful name for this resource, such as “bigquery.” This name displays throughout StrongDM. Do not include special characters like quotes (") or angle brackets (< or >).
  • Datasource Type (Required): Select BigQuery.
  • Endpoint (Required): Enter the endpoint (for example,, which must be accessible to a gateway or relay.
  • Bind Interface (Read only): Bind Interface is the IP address to which the port override of this resource is bound. The IP address value is automatically generated in the to IP address range after the resource is created. The default is You can modify this value with your preferred bind interface value later under Settings > Port Overrides.
  • Port Override (Read only): After this datasource has been created, this field will be automatically filled with a port between 1024-59999 that is not in use by another datasource. You can optionally overwrite it with your own preferred port later in the Port Overrides settings.
  • Project (Required): Enter the Project ID that is configured for the database (for example, “example-project-123456”).
  • Secret Store (Optional): This field lets you specify where the credentials for this resource are stored. The default Secret Store type is Strong Vault. Selecting any other Secret Store type causes properties unique to that Secret Store to appear, such as Username (path), Password (path), and so forth. For more detailed information about path to the secrets you have stored in a particular Secret Store, see the Secret Store integration configuration guide for the one you are using.
  • Username (Optional): Enter a username. Note that this username is for reference purposes only.
  • JSON Private Key (Required): This field is shown when Secret Store integration is not configured for your organization, or when it is and StrongDM is the selected Secret Store type. Enter the JSON private key associated with your project ID.
  • JSON Private Key (path): If Secret Store integration is configured for your organization and you selected a Secret Store type that is not StrongDM, enter the path to the JSON private key associated with your project ID (for example, path/to/credential?key=optionalKeyName). The key argument is optional.
  • Resource Tags (Optional): Assign tags to the datasource by entering key-value pairs in the format <KEY>=<VALUE> (for example, env=dev, region=us-east-1, and so forth).