Obtaining Authentication Credentials from Google's new style API Console

martinhbramwell edited this page Sep 16, 2014 · 17 revisions

Google's New Style API Console

In a new browser window open Google's Developer API console.

At the first page "dashboard", click on [CREATE PROJECT].

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Provide a Product name and some sort of unique Project ID.

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Open the menu [APIs & Auth] . . .

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. . . and its submenu [Consent Screen].

At a minimum you must provide [EMAIL ADDRESS] and [PRODUCT NAME]. This page is your "calling card", which Google passes on to third parties. Make it nice. Confusing information here can increase your rejection rate.


Next open the [APIs & Auth] submenu [Credentials].

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Click on [Create new Client ID]


Choose [Installed application] and [Other] radio buttons, then click the [Create Client ID] button.


Click the button [Download JSON] and save to your project directory.