Complete Cloud Launcher installation

Last updated March 28, 2018

Complete Cloud Launcher installation

Your Buddy installation on the Google Cloud Platform is almost ready.

Buddy will now finalize the installation and auto-update itself to the newest version. Once ready, it will ask you to create your first workspace—the last step to complete the installation. Here's a quick guide that will walk you through the final steps of the process.

1. Copy Admin password

The Cloud Launcher has generated a temporary Admin password required to access your workspace creation page:

Temporary password in GCPTemporary password in GCP

This is a one-time password only—you will be able to set the permanent password on the workspace creation page. Once the workspace has been created, Buddy will never ask for the Admin password again and will use the Buddy account for authorization.

2. Open Buddy Web User Interface

Once you copy the password, click Visit the site button in the Deployment manager:

Opening Buddy WUI via the Google Cloud PlatformOpening Buddy WUI via the Google Cloud Platform

3. Wait for Buddy to finish updates

During the first launch Buddy will automatically download new updates for you. Usually the process takes 1-2 minutes:

Updating BuddyUpdating Buddy

4. Accept SSL certificate warning

Buddy is HTTPS only and uses a self-signed SSL certificate. You can provide your own SSL certificate later, but for now you can safely proceed:

SSL certificateSSL certificate

5. Provide the password generated by Google Cloud Launcher

Paste the password that you copied from the Google's Deployment Manager panel:

The username is always buddy.

Username and passwordUsername and password

6. Setup your workspace

You will be transfered to the workspace creation screen. Here you can set up email and password that you will use to authenticate to your account:

Setting up BuddySetting up Buddy

7. Create your first project

Once the new workspace is configured, you can create your first project with Buddy:

Creating your first projectCreating your first project

Questions? Contact us at support@buddy.works.

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Alexander Kus

Alexander Kus

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A story-teller and conversation-lover, Alexander decided to invest his skills to help his friends at Buddy transform the cold language of patch notes into exciting narratives. Also: an avid gamer, hip-hop DJ, Liverpool FC fan, absentminded husband, and the father of two.

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