Create a private key and setup permissions

To deploy builds to Google Play, the first step is to create a Private Key (.JSON) and setup the appropriate permissions from the Google Play Developer Console.

Lets get started!

Open the Google Play Developers Console, and Log In with your email and password.

Next, select Settings from the left menu.

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Select API access.

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Next, select Create Service Account.

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In the modal that pops up, select Google API Console.

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On the next page, select the Create credentials dropdown, and then Service account key.

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Select the Service account dropdown and select New service account.

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Next, fill in the name field.

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Next select a role by first highlighting Project, then selecting Owner.

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Ensure that JSON is selected and click Create.

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Next, a popup will appear letting you know that the Service account has been created.


Note: at this point the JSON file has been downloaded to your computer

This will be the JSON file that needs to be uploaded to buddybuild in the next step.

Next, select Close.

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Head back to the Google Play Developers Console. The page will update with the new service account you created.

Scroll down to the Service Accounts section, look for the unique Service Account ID, and select Grant.

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Ensure that Release manager is selected from the role dropdown, then select Add user.

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That’s it for step 1! The next step is setting up buddybuild to automatically deploy to Google Play.

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