Your application must have authorization credentials to be able to use the YouTube Analytics API. This document describes the different types of authorization credentials that the Google Developers Console supports. It also explains how to find or create authorization credentials for your project.
Create your project and select API services
- Go to the Google Developers Console.
- Select a project.
- In the sidebar on the left, select APIs & auth. In the list of APIs, make sure the status is ON for the YouTube Analytics API.
- In the sidebar on the left, select Credentials.
- The API supports two types of credentials. Create whichever credentials are appropriate for your project:
OAuth 2.0: Your application must send an OAuth 2.0 token with any request that accesses private user data. Your application sends a client ID and, possibly, a client secret to obtain a token. You can generate OAuth 2.0 credentials for web applications, service accounts, or installed applications.
Public API keys: A request that does not provide an OAuth 2.0 token must send an API key. The key identifies your project and provides API access, quota, and reports. If the key type you need does not already exist, create an API key by selecting Create New Key and then selecting the appropriate key type. Then enter the additional data required for that key type.