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  • Trouble obtaining Access Token from Google API

    Posted by Mia on 9 June 2023 at 3:59 pm

    Hey there, me again, the newbie on the GTM+GA block. So, here’s the thing, I’m playing around trying to display Google Analytics (GA4) reports on my webpage. To do so, I’ve set up the OAuth Client Id in the Google Cloud console. Also took care of a few other setups there. I’m in the process of getting the access token from Google Api via a javascript code I’ve cooked up. However, funny story, I’m getting an exception. Here, check it out:
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    Once the authentication hurdle is out of the way, the plan’s to integrate GA reports with my web page. Now, you’re probably curious, so here’s the javascript code I’ve been tinkering with – it’s supposed to get me that access token:

     [Add JavaScript code here] 

    Alright, I’ve got to run. But if you can help out or know a guru who can, let me know! How can we bust this issue?


    Liam replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Abigail

    4 July 2023 at 9:14 am

    From the error message, it seems that the problem could be happening due to a few possible reasons:

    – You might not have set up or enabled the API you’re trying to call in your Google Cloud console for your project.

    – If the APIs are set up correctly, then it could be a problem with setting up the correct permissions or the scope of the OAuth client ID. It is preferable to set the scope to a broad scope to ensure all the necessary APIs are included.

    – Another possible cause could be not configuring the OAuth Consent Screen correctly in the Google Cloud Console.

    Without seeing your actual JavaScript code, it’s hard to dig deeper into the issue. However, you can check again your setup process and confirm from Google’s OAuth 2.0 Playground if you are able to call the API successfully. Also, the Google Cloud console reports audit logs including all API calls, it could be helpful to monitor the logs in Cloud Logging for any errors or further details about the API calls request and responses.

    Always remember when testing your code, to use a browser’s incognito or private window to avoid using cached credentials, which might interfere with your newly created OAuth client ID. Make sure that you are properly passing the access token in your API request and it is not expired.

    Finally, check out Google’s API client libraries and samples, there are several client libraries available in various languages which help to simplify your code, manage OAuth tokens, and handle errors.

  • Liam

    6 July 2023 at 9:22 pm

    It appears that you’re having some trouble getting an access token from the Google API. This is part of the process for being able to display Google Analytics reports on your webpage. The error that you’re encountering could be due to a variety of reasons including incorrect setup or issues with your code. Unfortunately, without knowing the specifics of your setup and your code, it’s difficult to provide a straightforward solution. However, here’s a general approach you can take:

    First, double-check all the steps you took when setting up your OAuth Client Id in Google Cloud console. Ensure all the required fields are properly filled and that it’s properly linked to your webpage. Next, review your code to see if there are any errors or oversights. Compare it with examples from Google’s documentation or from other trusted sources to see if there’s anything you missed or did differently. Consider working with a coding expert or seeking help in a coding community. They may be able to spot errors or provide insights that could help you solve your problem.

    Remember, coding can often be a process of trial and error, and it may take a bit of patience and perseverance to figure it out. I hope this helps and best of luck!

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