There are several options for how to start using the Directory API.
The one-minute experience: APIs Explorer
To play around and see what the API can do, without writing any code, visit the APIs Explorer. Instant gratification!
Learn the basics and common API tasks
To understand the basics and start building your application, see the:
- Prerequisites: Get an account, set up the API service, and create a project in the Google APIs Console.
- Install a client library: Download a client library for your programming language, and import the classes you need.
- Set up your application authorization: Set up your client's authorization using the OAuth 2.0 protocol.
- Use the Developer's Guides: Use these guides to understand how to pull all of this together and to manage your client's requests and API service responses.
To look up a particular resource type or method, see the reference.