Ensure Cloud SQL instances have labels

A label is a key-value pair that helps you organize your Google Cloud Platform resources. Labels can be used to identify or search for instances and it is recommended to mark each instance with a label.

Risk Level: Low
Cloud Entity: GCP CloudSql
CloudGuard Rule ID: D9.GCP.AS.08
Covered by Spectral: Yes
Category: Database


CloudSql should have settings.userLabels


From Portal

  1. Go to the SQL page in the Google Cloud Console.
  2. Click the instance name to open its Instance details page.
  3. Click Edit
  4. Scroll down and click on Labels
  5. Click Add Label and add your new key-value informational data about the instance.
  6. Save and review your changes

From TF
Set the label KEY:VALUE in the node 'labels':

resource 'google_sql_database_instance' 'postgres' {
		user_labels = {
			'label_key' = 'label_val'

From Command Line

gcloud beta sql instances patch INSTANCE_NAME --update-labels KEY1=VALUE1,KEY2=VALUE2


  1. https://cloud.google.com/sql/docs/mysql/label-instance
  2. https://cloud.google.com/sdk/gcloud/reference/beta/sql/instances/patch#--update-labels

GCP CloudSql

Cloud SQL is a fully managed database service that makes it easy to set up, maintain, manage, and administer your relational PostgreSQL, MySQL, and SQL Server databases in the cloud.

Compliance Frameworks

  • CloudGuard GCP All Rules Ruleset
  • GCP CloudGuard Best Practices
  • GCP NIST 800-53 Rev 5