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  • Resolving error while setting up Google Analytics 4 Admin service client in PHP

    Posted by Ava on 9 March 2023 at 9:08 pm

    Hey there! Currently, I’m trying to set up the service client for GoogleAnalytics 4 Admin, but there’s a hiccup: I keep getting this pesky error. I’ve got some basic set up code here:

      $config = [
          'keyFilename'  => $this->key_file,
      $analytics_client = new AnalyticsAdminServiceClient( $config );
    catch (Exception $ex)
      print("Error creating client:" . $ex->getMessage() . " (" . $ex->getCode() . ")");

    I’ve also gotten my hands on a key file, which looks like this:

    stdClass(Array (
    [installed] => stdClass Object (
       [client_id] => <my client id>
       [project_id] => <my project id>
       [auth_uri] => https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/auth
       [token_uri] => https://oauth2.googleapis.com/token
       [auth_provider_x509_cert_url] => https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v1/certs
       [client_secret] => <my client secret>
       [redirect_uris] => Array
           [0] => http://localhost

    The error message I’m seeing is “Failed to build HttpHandler (0)”. I’m stumped- does anyone know what this error means? Is there something I should be adding to fix it?

    Just a heads up, my current goal is to locate the accounts the client knows about. But, I’m hoping to eventually transfer our existing GA Universal Admin code to GA4.

    Isabella replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Nguyen

    6 July 2023 at 4:49 am

    The user is having trouble setting up a service client for Google Analytics 4, receiving an error message that says “Failed to build HttpHandler (0)”. They have shared the code they are using to set up this client, as well as the content of a related key file. The user isn’t sure what the error means and if there is something missing in their code or the key file that could be causing this problem. The ultimate aim of the user is to find out about the accounts that the client can access and to transition their existing Google Analytics Universal Admin code to Google Analytics 4.

  • Isabella

    8 July 2023 at 2:59 pm

    This error can occur when the PHP client library fails to find any HTTP handlers to make HTTP requests. You might need to install and enable certain PHP extentions, like ‘ext-curl’ or ‘ext-openssl’. Check your PHP configuration and installed extensions. The error usually arises due to missing extensions or misconfiguration.

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