How to Get Your Google Play JSON Key

To obtain your JSON key, follow the steps below:

1. First, Open the Google Play Console

Select Settings tab, followed by the API access tab


2. Click the Create Service Account button


2a) Select the Google API Console link


3. In the new window, click the Create Service Account button at the top of the developers console screen

4. In the pop-up, follow these steps:

  • Provide a Service account name,
  • Choose Project > Owner from the Role drop-down menu,
  • Check the “Furnish a new private key” option and select JSON as Key type
  • Click Create and you will be prompted to save the JSON file

5. Back on the Google Play developer console, click Finished to close the dialogue


6. Click on Grant access for the newly added service account

Do NOT edit the Email field.

Keep Access expiry date selected on Never

Choose Administrator from the Role dropdown

Leave all GLOBAL permissions checked

Click Add user to close the dialogue




You should be redirected to the Settings > User accounts & right and see the new user in the list.

7. Finally, Upload your JSON file you downloaded in Step 4 to the JSON Key field in the CMS.