If you want to use APIs, it will require authorization and authentication by making use of the OAuth protocol. To start, it collects credentials from the Developers Console. Then, the client application can request an access token from the Google Authorization Server, and it makes use of that Token for authorization when having access to a Google API service.
In this article, we are going to discuss everything about Google Developer account authentication and accessing Google API.
Various API Services are offered by Google, like Google Cloud APIs, Google Map APIs, Social APIs, Mobile APIs, and G Suite APIs. Let us see how to add Google Authentication to a site. First of all, make sure that you have a Google Account. And then, follow the following steps:
Visit the Google API website. Then, log in to your Google Account and then tap on Dashboard after enabling Google API and Services.
Then you will have to click on Credentials for entering the OAuth Consent Screen. Then you will have to input your Email ID, product name, logo URL, and Homepage URL, and then tap on “Save”.
Now you will have to open the credentials menu. Then, tap on “credentials”, then click on “Create Credentials”, and then select the “API” key. Then you will have to wait for a few seconds until a pop-up window appears. Then tap on “Close”.
Then you will need to click on “Create Credentials”, then click on “OAuth Client ID”. And again, you will have to wait for a few seconds. The user consent is requested by OAuth so that the app can have access to the user data.
Then you will need to select “Web Application”. Input your name and the authorized redirect URLs, and finally, tap on the “Create” option.
One thing is to be noted that Authorized Redirect URLs can never be a public IP address.
And finally, you will have the Client ID, Secret, and API key. Then, you will need to tap on “OK”, and keep in mind that the API keys are only for restricted use.
Then you will have to tap to open OAuth 2.0 client IDs.
Later, you will need to open a new incognito window in Google Chrome. Then, copy the Client ID and Redirect URLs, then paste it and run it in your browser.
Then you will have to wait for a few seconds then input your Google account and password. Then, the Google server will verify your Account and password. After it is Authorized, your “Redirect URLs” website will be redirected by it.
Functionalities like ML (Machine Learning) and analytics as a service are provided by Google APIs. It also offers access to user data for better convenience to the developers and users. It opens a world of possibilities in the tech world. Several individuals are using it to take advantage of its latest features. It is still evolving, and the future is going to be Google in terms of authentication.
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