Google API keys

Google API keys

Google API keys 150 150 SimplyDelivery Academy

The installation of the GoogleMaps API Keys has to be done for every single store.
After the generation process we need to include the API Key into the system of SimplyDelivery. Therefore we need to enter them into the store settings in the „webshop“ tab.

ATTENTION:
If you are the manager of more than one store with the same company name you need to create only one account for all of your stores. We will need only one API key which can be used for all of your stores. Within this account you have to set up different projects for each store. A new account only has to be created if the company name is a different one than the one of your other store.

Example:

store A > company name 1 account 1 project 1

store B > company name 1 account 1 project 2

store C > company name 2 account 2

store D > company name 3 account 3

store E > company name 1 account 1 project 3

How to create an account?

1. Go to https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/pricing/?apis=maps
Eventually there will appear a pop up window. Feel free to close that window. We won’t need it for now.

2. Add a Google account

At first we need to set up your account.
1. Click „sign up“ in the top right corner. If you’re already logged in please log out and create another account. The one you are using is probably your private account and we do not want to use that one.
2. After you clicked „sign up“ you will get to a site where you’re asked to choose an account. Click on „new account“
3. Click on „create new account“, fill in the first and last name of the store manager and create an email address which includes the name of the store, e.g. burgermeleiden@gmail.com. Add a secure password and save the data for later.
4. After that we will have to verify your account. Use your phone number and fill in the received code.
5. You will be redirected to a site where you have to fill in all you personal information. Please keep in mind that all accounts need to have a different company name.
6. After that your account has been created successfully.

3. Create a Google maps API account

After you successfully created your Google account you should be redirected to https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/pricing/?apis=maps

1. Click on the button „start now“.
2. Activate all three checkboxes and go to next.
3. Insert a project name.
4. Click on „yes“ and go to next.
5. Create a billing account.

4. Credit Card data

1. Choose your country
2. Accept perms and conditions, receive E-mail updates > click on „no“
3. Enter your company data (please keep in mind that for every company name there has to be a separate google account)
4. Click on „credit or debit card“ within the payment options.
5. Enter your credit card details (please keep in mind that every account has to use seperate credit card data)
6. Click on „start free trial“. All your data has been set up correctly.

5. Activate APIs

1. A new window will pop up to activate the Google maps platform
2. Click on next and an API key will be created.
3. You have to create 2 keys. The 1st key needs to be called „ServerKey“, the 2nd key needs to be called „WebshopKey“. The Webshop key has to be a restricted key. The APIs have to be activated. How to activate the keys is shown in the video below. Please send us the API keys as soon as possible. After we receive the needed keys we can continue to set up your system.

6. Upgrade your account

Your account is still using the free trial version. To activate your account please refresh the browser (cmd + r). A button appears in the top right corner. Please click on the button to activate the upgrade.

Creating an account (video in German)

 

Activate API keys

Feel free to contact us with any questions you have regarding this task (support@simplydelivery.de)

(video in German)

 

Restricted API key

Follow these steps to get an API key and add restrictions:

  1. Go to the Google Cloud Platform Console.
  2. From the Project drop-down menu, select or create the project for which you want to add an API key.
  3. From the Navigation menu, select APIs & Services > Credentials.
  4. On the Credentials page, click Create credentials > API key.
    The API key created dialog displays your newly created API key.
  5. On the dialog, click Restrict Key.
    (For more information, see Restricting an API key.)
  6. On the API key page, under Key restrictions, set the Application restrictions.
    • Select HTTP referrers (web sites).

 

Enter domains:

If you have any questions regarding your domains feel free to contact us.

– Format:
(wildcard *)(.)(domain)(/)(wildcard *)

– always enter:

*.simplypos.de/*
*.simplyadmin.de/*
*.simplywebshop.de/*
(ATTENTION: it is possible that there is a different country-code at the end of your domain, e.g. franchise.simplyadmin.nl)

– Domain example for Pizza Planet:
*.pizzaplanet.de/*
*.pizza-planet.de/*

Click “Save”.

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