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  • Adapting a Python script to authenticate Google Analytics Data API (GA4)

    Posted by Skyler on 5 May 2022 at 3:56 pm

    “Hey folks! Need a little help here. I’ve got a GA Reporting API V4 Python script I’ve been using to authenticate my report pulls. Now though, I’m trying to redo this thing to authenticate the GA4 API. I’m running into this error that says ‘Authorized user info was not in the expected format, missing fields refresh_token, client_secret.’ I can’t seem to figure out why it’s happening. Here’s my code – take a look and let me know if you have any ideas. Appreciate the help!”

    Jackson replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Anthony

    30 August 2022 at 3:32 pm

    I’m sorry, but the code was not provided in your question. However, considering the type of error you’re receiving, it sounds like the credentials file you’re using may be incomplete or incorrectly formatted. Specifically, the error message suggests that the fields “refresh_token” and “client_secret” are missing in your credentials file. When you create credentials in the Google Cloud Console for your project, you should download a JSON file that contains these fields and others. Make sure that this file is properly sourced in your Python script and that it’s correctly formatted. Alternatively, check that you are providing these fields correctly if you are directly supplying them in your script.

  • Jackson

    5 April 2023 at 7:58 am

    It appears like you’re missing some essential fields for authentication: ‘refresh_token’ and ‘client_secret’. The refresh token is used to refresh the access token which is required for the authentication process. The client secret is used to authenticate the client. You’ll have to ensure you’re providing these in your authentication request. These tokens would have been provided to you when you set up your Google APIs account or when the app was registered to use the Google service. Check your Google API Console to ensure these values are not missing from your credentials settings and that they are being correctly incorporated in your authentication script.

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