Brightspot Integrations Guide

Creating credentials for a Google API service

In order to configure your site to retrieve Google Analytics 4 data, you must create a service account on the Google APIs site, then create credentials using a service account key in JSON format. This topic explains how to create these credentials.

This topic is current as of November 2023. For more information, see Google's documentation.

To create credentials for a Google API service:

  1. Navigate to and sign into your account.
  2. In the header, select the project for which you want to create credentials. For details on creating an account, see [GA4] Set up Analytics for a website and/or app.
    Selecting GCP Project.png Selecting GCP Project.png
  3. Click menu, then click IAM & Admin.
    Selecting IAM and Admin.png Selecting IAM and Admin.png
  4. In the left panel, click Service Accounts.
    Selecting Service Accounts.png Selecting Service Accounts.png
  5. At the top of the page, click add Create Service Account.
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  6. Under the Keys tab, click Add Key, then Create new key, then ensure that JSON is selected.
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  7. Click Create.

    The JSON key is downloaded to your computer.

Now that you have created credentials, return to Creating a Google API service account and continue to the next step.

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