OAuth Service Account Flow

This guide will walk you through how to setup OAuth2 for API access using your own credentials using service accounts. These steps only need to be done once, unless you revoke or delete your OAuth2 credentials.

Step 1: Creating OAuth2 credentials

Generate a service (delegate) account ID and a *.JSON file by following the linked instructions, then come back to this page.

Step 2: Setting up the client library

Set the private key JSON file path and delegate account ID in your configuration. If you're using a googleads.properties file, add the following:

jsonKeyFilePath=PRIVATE_KEY_FILE_PATH
impersonatedEmail=DELEGATE_ACCOUNT

If you're using environment variables, add the following to your Bash configuration or environment:

export GOOGLE_ADS_JSON_KEY_FILE_PATH=PRIVATE_KEY_FILE_PATH
export GOOGLE_ADS_IMPERSONATED_EMAIL=DELEGATE_ACCOUNT_ID