Getting started

gapic-google-cloud-logging-v2 will allow you to connect to the Stackdriver Logging API and access all its methods. In order to achieve this, you need to set up authentication as well as install the library locally.


Install this library in a virtualenv using pip. virtualenv is a tool to create isolated Python environments. The basic problem it addresses is one of dependencies and versions, and indirectly permissions.

With virtualenv, it’s possible to install this library without needing system install permissions, and without clashing with the installed system dependencies.


pip install virtualenv
virtualenv <your-env>
source <your-env>/bin/activate
<your-env>/bin/pip install gapic-google-cloud-logging-v2


pip install virtualenv
virtualenv <your-env>
<your-env>\Scripts\pip.exe install gapic-google-cloud-logging-v2

Using the API


To authenticate all your API calls, first install and setup the Google Cloud SDK. Once done, you can then run the following command in your terminal:

$ gcloud beta auth application-default login


$ gcloud auth login

Please see gcloud beta auth application-default login document for the difference between these commands.

At this point you are all set to continue.


To see example usage, please read through the API reference. The documentation for each API method includes simple examples.