In this short tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a Google Client ID.
This is something you’ll need for instance if you want to allow your users to sign-in with their Google Account to leave you a comment using Thrive Comments, one of the best plugins of the Thrive Suite.
Steps for getting your Google Client ID and Secret
First, go to the Google Cloud Platform (formerly known as Google Developer Console)
You’ll need to log in with your Gmail account.
Once you’re in, navigate to APIs & Services > OAuth consent screen.
Or just use this link, as it will take you there directly.
You’ll find out that in order to get a Google Client ID, you need a project, so let’s create one using the button “Create Project”.
- Note: you’ll have to accept the classic terms of service first, just select your country, agree, and continue.
You just have to choose a name and a Location. This last parameter is for organizational purposes only, so you can just leave “No organization there” and press “Create”.
Before continuing, there is an additional step where you have to chose your user type:
- Internal: in this mode, your app is limited to Google Workspace users within your organization, so you probably don’t want this.
- External: your app will only be available to users you add to the list of test users. Once your app is ready to publish, you may need to verify your app.
Long story short, External is most probably the one type you need to pick (at least for using the Google Client ID with the Thrive Suite)
Only the name, user support email and developer information are mandatory, but “authorized domains” is also a must in our case (note: don’t use “https” there)
Complete the mandatory and optional fields, and click “Save and continue”.
You can skip through the Scopes and Users tabs clicking “Save and continue”, until you get to the Summary, where you can click on “Back to Dashboard” at the bottom.
- Go to the Credentials section (APIs & Services > Credentials)
- And click +Create Credentials on the menu bar > OAuth client ID
Here it comes the most important part of the process.
You have to assure that:
- Do the same for authorized redirect URLs
With those parameters ready, just click “Create” and you’re done!
Your Google Client ID and your Secret are ready.
Remember, this is the method I’ve followed for connecting Google with Thrive Suite, so my readers are able to comment by signing in with their Gmail accounts thanks to Thrive Comments (you can do something similar with the Facebook App ID)
Depending on what you’re trying to achieve, some of the steps might be different for you!
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