In this documentation, we’ll see how you can get Google API Key.
The API key is a unique identifier that is used to authenticate requests associated with your project for usage and billing purposes.
Now, to get the keys, follow these instructions:
- Go to the Google Cloud Platform Console.
- Click the project drop-down and select or create the project for which you want to add an API key.
- Clicking on the NEW PROJECT will redirect you to the following page. Further, click on CREATE to proceed.
- Once the project is created, follow the 2nd step to select the created project from the drop-down menu.
- Furthermore, you need to click the menu button and select APIs & Services > Credentials. Refer:
- On the Credentials page, click Create credentials > API key.
- The API key created dialog displays your newly created API key. Click on RESTRICT KEY before using it in production.
- The new API key is listed on the Credentials page under API keys. On the following page, you can rename, copy, regenerate, delete & restrict the created API key.
Here you have two kinds of restrictions:
An application restriction controls which websites, IP addresses, or applications can use your API key. You can set one application restriction per key.
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- HTTP referrers (web sites)
- IP addresses (web servers, cron jobs, etc.)
- Android apps
- iOS apps
API restrictions specify the enabled APIs that this key can call
- Any API
- Restrict API from the drop-down options
Once the key is generated, you need to enable APIs & services
For this, click on Dashboard > ENABLE APIS AND SERVICES
On the redirected page, search & select the service for which you want to enable the API
Once enabled, you’ll be redirected to the following page from where you can disable the service & also, view the stats.
So, similarly, one can enable multiple services as per the requirement.