An API key is a piece of string for a system to authenticate an application or identify a user, and by using a Google Cloud API key, we will be able to access a variety of services such as Google Maps, Google Workspace, Gmail, etc.
In this tutorial, I will walk you through the steps on how to getting your API key on the Google Cloud Platform.
Create an API Key
- Log in to Google Cloud Platform Dashboard (https://console.cloud.google.com).
- Select the project where the API key will be created.
- Click on Navigation Menu > APIs & Services > Credentials.
- On the top, click on CREATE CREDENTIALS > API key
An API key will get generated. Store the API key somewhere safe, and you’re done.