We've seen this similar behavior as well. I sent the following email to google:
I’ve been seeing some inconsistent behavior when using
compute instances create-with-container and was wondering if you may
have seen something like this before:
I have a docker image (Dockerfile below) that I build and push to a
container registry. In the entrypoint to the docker container I
execute a script that uses å gcloud kms command to decrypt a
ciphertext and gcloud.compute.instances.delete to delete an instance.
If I try to run the image using
gcloud beta compute instances
create-with-container immediately after pushing a new image. The
gcloud command will error with an error saying something like:
"\u001b[1;31mERROR:\u001b[0m (gcloud.kms.decrypt) The required
property [project] is not currently set.\r"
"You may set it for your current workspace by running:\r"
" $ gcloud config set project VALUE\r"
"or it can be set temporarily by the environment variable
"\u001b[1;31mERROR:\u001b[0m (gcloud.compute.instances.delete) You do
not currently have an active account selected.\r"
" $ gcloud auth login\r"
"to obtain new credentials, or if you have already logged in with a\r"
" $ gcloud config set account ACCOUNT\r"
"to select an already authenticated account to use.\r"
If I wait approx. 3-4 minutes and run the exact same image with the
exact same command, then the script will successfully run as expected.
It seems to me that there is some delay in setting up the
authentication for gcloud – is that the case? And do you have any
recommended way to mitigate this behavior?
And got the following Response:
Thanks for reaching out and detailed report. We'll make sure to
investigate this further on our end as it's quite likely there is some
misalignment between setting up accounts and starting the container.
Unfortunately, I don't yet have a good workaround for you other than
adding a simple "sleep" command before you issue the first gcloud call
from a newly created container-in-VM. I will follow up when I know
more or have a solution for this issue.