Google Maps API Key Steps
Using API Keys:
Google Maps Platform products are secured from unauthorized use by restricting API calls to those that provide proper authentication credentials. These credentials are in the form of an API key - a unique alphanumeric string that associates your Google billing account with your project, and with the specific API or SDK.
This guide shows how to create, restrict, and use your API Key for Google Maps Platform.
Before you begin:
2. On the New Project page, fill in the required information:
· Project name: Accept the default or enter a customized name.
· Project ID: Accept the default or click EDIT to enter a customized ID that Google APIs use as a unique identifier for your project.
· After you create the project, you cannot change the project ID, so choose an ID that you'll be comfortable using for the lifetime of the project. Don't include any sensitive information in your project ID.
· Billing account: Select a billing account for the project. If you haven't set up a billing account or only have one billing account, you won't see this option.
3. Select Create.
Creating API keys:
The API key is a unique identifier that authenticates requests associated with your project for usage and billing purposes. You must have at least one API key associated with your project.
To create an API key:
· On the Credentials page, click Create credentials > API key. The API key created dialog displays your newly created API key.
· Click Close