In order for RevenueCat's servers to communicate with Google on your behalf, you need to provide a set of service credentials. The process for configuring these credentials is a bit complex, but the added level of control improves security by providing RevenueCat with only the access we need.
Your Google Play Developer account needs to be linked to a Google Cloud Project.
Next we need to create a service account. This is done from the Google Play Console.
These are the credentials that RevenueCat will need to communicate with Google. After filling in the details, select Create and Continue.
Add two Roles:
- Pub/Sub Admin (to enable Platform Server Notifications)
- Monitoring Viewer (to allow monitoring of the notification queue)
You can skip the optional third step, Grant users access to this service account, by selecting Done.
In the Google Cloud Console, select Actions > Manage keys.
Select ADD KEY > Create new key.
Make sure JSON is selected and select Create to create and download the JSON key.
3a. Back in the Google Play Console, select Grant Access (under Setup > API Access) on the newly created RevenueCat service account
You are all done with the Google Cloud Console. Switch back to the Google Play Console and select Grant access for the newly created service account. If you do not see the service account you created, try refreshing the page.
- View app information and download bulk reports (read-only)
- View financial data, orders, and cancellation survey responses
- Manage orders and subscriptions
You will be redirected to Users and Permissions where you should see your newly created service account as Active.
In the Users and Permissions section, select the service account and add your apps to the account. Select Apply on the sheet that appears.
Don't forget to Save Changes after applying the permissions!
Copy and paste the credentials JSON that was downloaded in step 2 into your app settings in the RevenueCat dashboard. You can find your app under Project Settings > Apps. Now we'll be ready to handle Google Play purchases!
It can take up to 36 hours for your Play Service Credentials to work properly with the Google Play Developer API. You may see "Invalid Play Store credentials" errors and be unable to make purchases with RevenueCat until this happens.
Updated 12 months ago