Google Search Console doesn’t use the concept of a “Client ID” and “Client Secret” like some other Google APIs, such as the Google Analytics API or the Google OAuth 2.0 API. Instead, Google Search Console typically uses an API key or OAuth 2.0 authentication for accessing data programmatically.
Here’s how you can obtain the necessary credentials:
- API Key: For basic read-only access to your Google Search Console data, you can create an API key. To obtain an API key, you’ll need to enable the “Google Search Console API” in the Google Cloud Console, and then create an API key for your project. This API key can be used to make authorized requests to the Search Console API.
To create an API key:
- Go to the Google Cloud Console.
- Select your project or create a new one.
- In the sidebar, navigate to “APIs & Services” > “Credentials.”
- Click on the “Create Credentials” button and select “API Key.”
Remember that an API key provides limited access and is primarily used for non-authenticated requests, so it’s less secure than OAuth 2.0.
- OAuth 2.0 Credentials (Not Typically Used with Google Search Console API): While OAuth 2.0 is commonly used for user authentication and authorization, it’s not typically used directly with the Google Search Console API. Instead, Google usually recommends using API keys for this purpose.
If you were referring to OAuth 2.0 credentials for a different Google API (e.g., Google Analytics or Gmail), you would follow a different process to obtain the Client ID and Client Secret. Each API may have its own setup and configuration for OAuth 2.0.
Please double-check the Google Search Console API documentation or any updates from Google regarding changes in authentication methods since my last knowledge update in September 2021. Authentication methods can change, so it’s important to consult the latest documentation for accurate instructions on obtaining credentials.