Setting Up the Credentials

Learn how to create a YouTube account and set up a project on the Google Cloud Platform to start using theYouTube Data API.

In this lesson, we’ll learn how to sign in to a YouTube profile using our Google account. Then, after setting up our YouTube account, we’ll create a project on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). We’ll also explore how we can enable the YouTube Data API service. Finally, we’ll learn how to create OAuth credentials for the YouTube Data API.

Set up a YouTube profile

We need a Google account to set up a YouTube profile. After creating our Google account, do the following to log in to our YouTube profile:

  1. Visit the YouTube website and click the “Sign in” button on the upper right corner of the website.

  2. Sign in to the account by using our Google account credentials. After we’ve signed in, we’ll be redirected to the YouTube home page.

Look at the following slides to better understand the process:

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