ng-gapi a Google api module for Angular 4+
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Angular 4 Google api module (ng-gapi)


This module will add the google api to your project. It wraps the Gapi in to a service layer allowing to work with Gapi in a Angular 4+ project.

P.S. New NG module is in development , Angular dynamic forms, you can explore it here

Latest change

  • Requires now Typescript version 2.3 or higher
  • Requires Angular4 or higher


npm install ng-gapi


DEMO stackblitz

To use the ng-gapi simply add GoogleApiModule to your module imports and set the configuration.

ClientConfig interface

Bellow are all available parameters that can be provided in the forRoot() method.

export interface NgGapiClientConfig extends ClientConfig {
    discoveryDocs: string[];

//And the extended ClientConfig
interface ClientConfig {
     * The app's client ID, found and created in the Google Developers Console.
    client_id?: string;

     * The domains for which to create sign-in cookies. Either a URI, single_host_origin, or none.
     * Defaults to single_host_origin if unspecified.
    cookie_policy?: string;

     * The scopes to request, as a space-delimited string. Optional if fetch_basic_profile is not set to false.
    scope?: string;

     * Fetch users' basic profile information when they sign in. Adds 'profile' and 'email' to the requested scopes. True if unspecified.
    fetch_basic_profile?: boolean;

     * The Google Apps domain to which users must belong to sign in. This is susceptible to modification by clients,
     * so be sure to verify the hosted domain property of the returned user. Use GoogleUser.getHostedDomain() on the client,
     * and the hd claim in the ID Token on the server to verify the domain is what you expected.
    hosted_domain?: string;

     * Used only for OpenID 2.0 client migration. Set to the value of the realm that you are currently using for OpenID 2.0,
     * as described in <a href="">OpenID 2.0 (Migration)</a>.
    openid_realm?: string;

     * The UX mode to use for the sign-in flow.
     * By default, it will open the consent flow in a popup.
    ux_mode?: "popup" | "redirect";

     * If using ux_mode='redirect', this parameter allows you to override the default redirect_uri that will be used at the end of the consent flow.
     * The default redirect_uri is the current URL stripped of query parameters and hash fragment.
    redirect_uri?: string;
import {
} from "ng-gapi";

let gapiClientConfig: NgGapiClientConfig = {
    client_id: "CLIENT_ID",
    discoveryDocs: ["$discovery/rest?version=v4"],
    scope: [
    ].join(" ")

    imports: [
            provide: NG_GAPI_CONFIG,
            useValue: gapiClientConfig
export MyModule {}

Now you will have Access to the GoogleApi service. The service has a a event method onLoad(callback) This event will fire when the gapi script is loaded.

Usage example :

export class FooService {
    constructor(gapiService: GoogleApiService) {
        gapiService.onLoad().subscribe(()=> {
           // Here we can use gapi

Also check the example folder with a google api reports module


The module has a GoogleAuth service which allows you to work with the google auth


//Example of a UserService 

export class UserService {
    public static SESSION_STORAGE_KEY: string = 'accessToken';
    private user: GoogleUser;
    constructor(private googleAuth: GoogleAuthService){ 
    public getToken(): string {
        let token: string = sessionStorage.getItem(UserService.SESSION_STORAGE_KEY);
        if (!token) {
            throw new Error("no token set , authentication required");
        return sessionStorage.getItem(UserService.SESSION_STORAGE_KEY);
    public signIn(): void {
            .subscribe((auth) => {
                auth.signIn().then(res => this.signInSuccessHandler(res));
    private signInSuccessHandler(res: GoogleUser) {
            this.user = res;
                UserService.SESSION_STORAGE_KEY, res.getAuthResponse().access_token

Lets go step by step through the example

  1. We create a angular Injectable() "service"
  2. The static property SESSION_STORAGE_KEY is just a sugar to store string in a property rather then hardcode
  3. in the constructor we inject the GoogleAuthService and making it a private property of our User class
  4. no we have 2 public methods , sign in and get token. The signIn should be used at user login page , it will open the google auth popup.
  5. The get token method is used for http request to google resource where a authentication is required.

Batch requests

From gapi docs we should use gapi.client.newBatch()

But in our case we have typings and OOP, so we can do this:

export class FooService {
    constructor(gapiService: GoogleApiService) {
        gapiService.onLoad().subscribe(()=> {
           const myBatch: HttpBatch = new HttpBatch();
               // your request


The GoogleApiConfig class provides the required configuration for the Api

Configuration is easy to use. The GoogleApiModule has a static method which sets the configs. As shown in the example you simply provide a configuration object of type ClientConfig.

   client_id: "your client id",
   discoveryDocs: ["url to discovery docs", "another url"],
   scope: "space separated scopes"

Configure them according your google app configurations and resource scope.


In this section i would like to point your attention on some intresting projects.

  • You like typescript ?
  • You love Angular ?
  • You would like to have a quick solution for building you own APIs using known stacks ?

Then NestJs is what you are looking for.

What i can tell:

Ive used some of the popular frameworks for backend, like Symfony(Php) and Spring(Java) and i see that Nest is utilizing the best approaches from both, even more, it will be very understandable for Angular developers.

In other words , i support this project , please give it a try.