Choose Google Sheets API scopes

This document contains Google Sheets API-specific authorization and authentication information. Before reading this document, be sure to read the Google Workspace's general authentication and authorization information at Learn about authentication and authorization.

Configure OAuth 2.0 for authorization

Configure the OAuth consent screen and choose scopes to define what information is displayed to users and app reviewers, and register your app so that you can publish it later.

Sheets API scopes

To define the level of access granted to your app, you need to identify and declare authorization scopes. An authorization scope is an OAuth 2.0 URI string that contains the Google Workspace app name, what kind of data it accesses, and the level of access. Scopes are your app's requests to work with Google Workspace data, including users' Google Account data.

When your app is installed, a user is asked to validate the scopes used by the app. Generally, you should choose the most narrowly focused scope possible and avoid requesting scopes that your app doesn't require. Users more readily grant access to limited, clearly described scopes.

The Sheets API supports the following scopes:

Scopes Meaning See, edit, create, and delete all of your Google Drive files. See, edit, create, and delete only the specific Google Drive files you use with this app. See and download all your Google Drive files. See, edit, create, and delete all your Google Sheets spreadsheets. See all your Google Sheets spreadsheets.