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Connect Google Play Developer Account

In this tutorial, you will learn how to connect your Google Developer Account to your BuddyBoss App. Once you’ve connected your Google account, you’ll be able to sync your in-app products with your products in your Google Play Developer Account and be able to submit the Android version of your app to be published through our publishing service.

Step 1- Set Up Your Google Console and Google Play Store

Navigate to Google Console. After you login click on the project in the header section.

Here, you can navigate to your projects or create a new one just by clicking on NEW PROJECT

Once created, from the sidebar, navigate to API & Services > Enable API & Services.

Click on Library.

Here, search Google Play Android Developer API and click on the result below. 

Click the ENABLE button.

After enabling the API, it will redirect you to the API screen, from there, click Credentials. Scroll down a little you should see the section for Service Accounts.

Enter a Service Account name. It can be anything, such as the name of your app or business. Then press CREATE AND CONTINUE button.

Select a role from Basic then Owner


Finally hit the DONE button. 

In the next page, click at the ellipsis and from the drop down menu hit the Manage keys.  

Here, click on the ADD KEY then the Create new key

Select JSON and hit the CREATE button. 

After that a notification will appear and the Service Account Key will be saved to your computer, ready to upload in the BuddyBoss App’s settings. Please be aware that you can download this file only once. Kindly ensure to secure it in case you require it in the future.

Moreover, you can copy it after closing the notice. 

Go to the Service Accounts and copy the automated Email.

Now, navigate to Google Play Store and click on the Go to Play Console Button. 

From the left side bar click on Users and permissions

Press on Invite new users.

In the Email address field paste the copied email. To give App Permissions, click Add app and select any of your apps. 

If you want you can give full permissions through Account permissions. Or you can tick only the Financial Data and any other data. Then click the Invite user

Now a popup will appear where you have to confirm it by clicking the Send invite button. 

Now if you search with your service account name you will see the status is Active now. 

In the User details section you will see an option Remove user

After pressing it a popup will appear and you have to click Remove or you can Cancel it.

Step 2- Set Up Your BuddyBoss App

Let’s navigate to BuddyBoss App – Configure – Android Settings. Now click the Upload File button. Upload the JSON file you created from your Google Cloud account and saved it in your computer. 

Now hit the Connect Account button.

You will see the green Connected indication. That means, you have connected your BuddyBoss App with your Google Developer Account. 

Now move to your Google Play Console – Home. Under your App name you will see the Application ID, copy that.

Go to your BuddyBoss App WordPress backend and paste the Application ID.

Scroll down below and tick the box here, it indicates that you have registered this Application ID in Google Developer Account. 

So, that’s the way you can set up API Access with your BuddyBoss App. 


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