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Google Authentication

Create Google Application

To get started with Google authentication, you first need to create a new Google application.

First, sign in with your Google account

Sign in Google

Click the Create Project button at the top of the page:

Create Project Google

Fill in the name of the project and proceed by clicking the Create button:

Provide Project's name Google

Wait a bit until your application is created.

Setting up Google Application

From the list of APIs, choose the Google+ API under the Social APIs category.

Select Google+ API Google

Enable the API for your application by clicking the Enable button at the top.

Enable Google+ API Google

When the Google+ API is enabled, Google will notify you that you need to create credentials before you can use the API. Do so by clicking the Go to Credentials button.

Enabled Google+ API Google

A wizard will be presented to setup the credentials. Choose Google+ API for the API that you want to use and Web server (e.g. node.js, Tomcat) as the location where the API will be called from. Select the radio button for accessing User data. Click the button What credentials do I need? to proceed with the creation of the credentials.

Create OAuth2.0 Credentials Google

In the next step, enter the URL as an authorized JavaScript origin and as an authorized redirect URI. Click the Create client ID button to proceed to step 3.

Create OAuth2.0 Credentials Google

In the next step, you configure the consent screen. This is the screen that will be presented to the user when he is trying to login using his Google Account. You need to fill in at least an email address and the product name.

Configure Consent Screen Google

When you click Continue, the credentials will be created. You can skip the Download credentials step, by clicking the I’ll do this later link. You will now see your credentials.

List of Credentials Google

Click on the name of the credentials to open up the details.

Details of OAuth2.0 Credentials Google

Gluon Dashboard

Copy the Client ID and the Client secret, and browse to the Gluon Dashboard web application. Navigate to the Login Methods tab on the User Management link, click the + button, and add a new Google+ login method from the drop-down list. Paste the Client ID and Client secret in the Network Key and Network Secret fields respectively, and click the Save button to apply your changes.

Paste Google credentials tokens in Gluon Dashboard