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Where to get my API key?

Discussion in 'Google API' started by obenix, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. #1
    Where can I get my Google API key? I've read the Google FAQ and it's telling me to create a Google account or "sign-in". There's no where to sign in and I already have a Google account but how do I retrieve my own API key?
    SEMrush
     
    obenix, Sep 18, 2005 IP
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  2. wrmineo

    wrmineo Peon

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    #2
    Here is the Google Web APIs (beta) web page.

    It has links for:

    Overview
    Download
    Create Account
    Getting Help
    API Terms
    FAQs
    Reference
    Release Notes
     
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  3. obenix

    obenix Eats an apple a day......

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    I've read through that page as well. I've read in this forum that members do send an email request for web API key.
    Anyone know which google email to send such a request?
     
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    Eh? You just need to create a google account and they'll send you one. The link is on the page previously mentioned.
     
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  5. obenix

    obenix Eats an apple a day......

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    Yeah. Read that too.
    Unfortunately, I already have a Google Account (through Gmail) and I'm not allowed to create more than 1.
     
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  6. lorien1973

    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    then login with your gmail information? have you tried that?
     
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  7. obenix

    obenix Eats an apple a day......

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    Honestly, I can't find a place to login :eek:
     
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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  9. obenix

    obenix Eats an apple a day......

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    #9
    No problems logging in. But where do I retrieve the web API key?
     
    obenix, Sep 18, 2005 IP
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    awesome question. it says that the API should be available from there, but its not! Weird.
     
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    #11
    Wow, this took me quite some time to investigate, that sure is a terrible error on Google, there is just no easy way to get your API key!

    Anyway, try this:

    First go to your google account and sign in.
    Once you are signed in and "cookied", type this in your browser:
    api.google.com/createkey

    The key should be emailed to you

    Let me know if it works, it did on my end!
     
    fryman, Sep 18, 2005 IP
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  12. obenix

    obenix Eats an apple a day......

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    Woohoo!! Thanks fryman, it worked!!
    Greened you...:)
     
    obenix, Sep 18, 2005 IP
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    Glad to see it worked, buddy.
    I hope Google notices the huge wall they have created, their API newsgroup is just flooded with posts of people asking how the heck can they get hold of their API key
     
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    Fryman, THANK YOU! ive been trying to get an api key for weeks now, i had the exact same problem.

    Cheers!
     
    Dread, Oct 2, 2005 IP
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    yeah, it's crazy. You have to sign up again with your current account info, then it says that you already have one and that it is being resent to you.
     
    shortbus, Oct 10, 2005 IP
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    Thanks fryman name I have been searching for two hours thinking I have gone mad. It's crazy they must be getting hundered of emails complaining about this.
     
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    Thanks from me as well. Got mine
     
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    #18

    Hi, All of there,

    For Google api key you dont need to creat account in Gmail or any google because Google API has it's own Website www.google.com/apis please visit and creat account in that.

    Aftere creating account in www.google.com/apis your GAPI is Deliver to you on your mail address which you specify in form.

    Jim
    TatvaSoft
    http://www.tatvasoft.com
     
    tatvasoft, Feb 8, 2006 IP
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    what u do with these keys
     
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  20. obenix

    obenix Eats an apple a day......

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