Creating a Google App

Updated 3 weeks ago by Odette Jacquet

To start collecting social registrations with Google, you need to get your Google app up and running. 


1. Visit Google’s API Console.

If you aren't already logged into your Google account, it will prompt you to do so.


2. Click Create Project in the upper right of the dashboard, or click on the organization menu.



3. Select New Project in the upper right of the pop-up box.



4. Fill in your details and hit Create.




6. Fill in your brand and company details.


Make sure you're as complete as possible to present the best view to your customers. Press the Save button.



After a few seconds, your info will be saved and you'll see the OAuth consent screen page again.


8. Navigate to Credentials in the left hand menu and click Create Credentials.


From the drop-down menu, select OAuth client ID.


9. For the Application Type, select Web application.



10. Fill in your AE details.


Authorized JavaScript origins (2 URLs)

Click ADD URI under Authorized JavaScript origins and add the following 2 URLs:

http://theappreciationengine.com

https://theappreciationengine.com


Authorized redirect URIs (2 URLs)

Click ADD URI under Authorized redirect URIs and add the following 2 URLs:

http://theappreciationengine.com/GoogleAuthenticator_Controller

https://theappreciationengine.com/GoogleAuthenticator_Controller


If you're on a custom AE Enterprise plan, you'll have a custom domain. Make sure to add it in front of the four URLs above.

e.g. https://sony.theappreciationengine.com/GoogleAuthenticator_ControllerFill


Click Create.


11. Successfully created!


You'll get a pop-up with your client ID and client secret.



12. Go back to your AE dashboard tab


If you don't already have AE open, go to another tab and  log into your AE dashboard account.

Click on AE Connect from the AE header.



13. From the Connecting Your Social Apps tab, select the Google icon




14. Copy your client ID and client secret into the AE window and press the Activate service button




15. You can see Google is live with AE




16. High five! 


You've connected Google to AE.


17. Get it verified


Recently, Google has put in a review process so your app can be verified. 

We highly recommend you  follow the process outlined here to get your AE app verified. It takes between 24-72 hours for Google to approve and verify your app. 

The basic steps are:

  1. Verify your domain with the webmaster tools
  2. Complete the App Form
  3. You'll need to have a public Privacy Policy that you can link to

Good luck and let us know if you need any help!

Connect other social networks:

Connect other social networks:

1. Setting up a Facebook App

2. Setting up a Twitter App

3. Setting up a Spotify App

Or choose from  the full list.


If you are ready,   integrate AE Connect, our social login solution, into your website.

If you run into troubles, check out this help doc that covers common app creation error messages.


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