You need OAuth 2.0 application credentials when calling the Search Ads 360 Reporting API. If you're making API calls as
a Search Ads 360 Manager Account, you also need to specify a
with each request. This page describes how to set these values and documents
several additional API-specific HTTP headers that are sent and received when
using the REST interface.
OAuth 2.0 credentials
The Search Ads 360 Reporting API uses application credentials for identifying and authorizing API requests. OAuth 2.0 clients can be configured. All Search Ads 360 Reporting API calls must be authorized through OAuth2. OAuth2 enables your Search Ads 360 Reporting API client app to access a user's Search Ads 360 account without having to handle or store the user's login info.
If you are new to Google APIs, you can use oauth2l or the OAuth 2.0 Playground to experiment with application credentials and the Search Ads 360 Reporting API before writing the code for your app. You can also generate an OAuth refresh token by running the provided user credential generation script.
Generating new access tokens
Once you have a client ID, client secret, and refresh token, you can
generate a new access token for use in API calls with the
curl command line tool:
curl \ --data "grant_type=refresh_token" \ --data "client_id=CLIENT_ID" \ --data "client_secret=CLIENT_SECRET" \ --data "refresh_token=REFRESH_TOKEN" \ https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v3/token
You then use the access token returned by the curl request in the
Authorization HTTP header of every API call to the Search Ads 360 Reporting API:
GET /v0/customers:listAccessibleCustomers HTTP/1.1 Host: googleads.googleapis.com Authorization: Bearer ACCESS_TOKEN
Login customer ID
For Search Ads 360 Reporting API calls made by a manager to a client account (that is, when
logging in as a manager to make API calls to one of its client accounts), you
also need to supply the
login-customer-id HTTP header. This value represents
the Search Ads 360 customer ID of the manager making the API call.
Including this header is equivalent to choosing an account in the Search Ads 360 UI
after signing in or clicking on your profile image at the top-right corner of
the page. When specifying the customer ID, be sure to remove any hyphens (—),
GET /v0/customers:listAccessibleCustomers HTTP/1.1 Host: searchads360.googleapis.com Authorization: Bearer ACCESS_TOKEN login-customer-id: MANAGER_CUSTOMER_ID
The following headers are returned in HTTP responses from the API.
request-id is a string that uniquely identifies the API request. When
debugging or troubleshooting problems with specific API calls, the
is an important identifier to have handy when contacting Google developer