Java quickstart for resellers

Follow the steps in this quickstart guide, and in about 10 minutes you'll have a simple Java command-line app that makes requests to the zero-touch enrollment reseller API.


To run this quickstart, you'll need:

  • A Google account, that's a member of your zero-touch enrollment reseller account. If you haven't onboarded yet, follow the steps in Get started in the Reseller portal guide.
  • Java 1.7 or greater.
  • Gradle 2.3 or greater.
  • Access to the internet and a web browser.

Step 1: Turn on the zero-touch enrollment API

  1. Use this wizard to create or select a project in the Google Developers Console and automatically turn on the API. Click Continue, then Go to credentials .
  2. Set What data will you be accessing? to Application data.
  3. Click Next. You should be prompted to create a service account.
  4. Give a descriptive name for Service account name.
  5. Note the Service account ID (it looks like an email address) because you'll use it later.
  6. Set Role to Service Accounts > Service Account User.
  7. Click Done to finish creating the service account.
  8. Click the email address for the service account that you created.
  9. Click **Keys**.
  10. Click **Add key**, then click **Create new key**.
  11. For **Key type**, select **JSON**.
  12. Click Create and the private key downloads to your computer.
  13. Click **Close**.
  14. Move the file to your working directory and rename it service_account_key.json.
  1. Open the zero-touch enrollment portal. You might need to sign in.
  2. Click Service accounts.
  3. Click Link service account.
  4. Set Email address to the address of the service account you created.
  5. Click Link service account to use the service account with your zero-touch enrollment account.

Step 3: Prepare the project

Follow the steps below to set up your Gradle project:

  1. Run the following command to create a new project in the working directory:

    gradle init --type basic
    mkdir -p src/main/java src/main/resources
  2. Copy the service_account_key.json file you downloaded in Step 1 into the src/main/resources/ directory you created above.

  3. Open the default build.gradle file and replace its contents with the following code:

    apply plugin: 'java'
    apply plugin: 'application'
    mainClassName = 'ResellerQuickstart'
    sourceCompatibility = 1.7
    targetCompatibility = 1.7
    version = '1.0'
    repositories {
    dependencies {
        compile ''
        compile ''
        compile ''

Step 4: Set up the sample

Create a file named src/main/java/ and copy in the following code and save the file. Insert your own reseller partner ID as the value for PARTNER_ID (the app's first line).

import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.List;

 * This class forms the quickstart introduction to the zero-touch enrollemnt
 * reseller API.
public class ResellerQuickstart {

  // TODO: replace this with your partner reseller ID.
  private static long PARTNER_ID = 11036885;

  // Use a single scope for the all methods in the reseller API.
  private static final List<String> SCOPES =
  private static final String APP_NAME = "Zero-touch Reseller Java Quickstart";

  // Global shared instances.
  private static final JsonFactory JSON_FACTORY = JacksonFactory.getDefaultInstance();
  private static HttpTransport HTTP_TRANSPORT;

  static {
    try {
      HTTP_TRANSPORT = GoogleNetHttpTransport.newTrustedTransport();
    } catch (Throwable t) {

   * Creates a Credential object with the correct OAuth2 authorization
   * for the service account that calls the reseller API. The service
   * endpoint invokes this method when setting up a new service instance.
   * @return an authorized Credential object.
   * @throws IOException
  public static Credential authorize() throws IOException {
      // Load the service account key from the JSON file.
      InputStream in =

      // Create the credential scoped to the zero-touch enrollemnt
      // reseller APIs.
      GoogleCredential credential = GoogleCredential
      return credential;

   * Builds and returns an authorized zero-touch enrollment API client service.
   * Use the service endpoint to call the API methods.
   * @return an authorized client service endpoint
   * @throws IOException
  public static AndroidProvisioningPartner getService() throws IOException {
    Credential credential = authorize();
    return new AndroidProvisioningPartner.Builder(
        HTTP_TRANSPORT, JSON_FACTORY, credential)

   * Runs the zero-touch enrollment quickstart app.
   * @throws IOException
  public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {

    // Create a zero-touch enrollment API service endpoint.
    AndroidProvisioningPartner service = getService();

    // Send an API request to list all our customers.
    AndroidProvisioningPartner.Partners.Customers.List request =
    ListCustomersResponse response = request.execute();

    // Print out the details of each customer.
    if (response.getCustomers() != null) {
      java.util.List<Company> customers = response.getCustomers();
      for (Company customer : customers) {
          System.out.format("Name:%s  ID:%d\n",
    } else {
      System.out.println("No customers found");

Partner ID

API calls typically need your reseller partner ID as an argument. To find your partner ID from the zero-touch enrollment portal, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the portal. You might need to sign in.
  2. Click Service accounts.
  3. Copy your partner ID number from the Your reseller ID line.

Step 5: Run the sample

Use your operating system's help to run the script in the file. On UNIX and Mac computers, run the command below in your terminal:

gradle -q run


Tell us what went wrong with the quickstart and we'll work to fix it. To learn how zero-touch uses service accounts to authorize API calls, read Authorization.

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