Managing Google Subscriptions Part 1

In this topic, you will learn how to create a service account and configure it. This is the first part of the larger process of establishing communication between your Brightcove Beacon apps and the Google Store.


This document steps you through using the Google Play Console to create a service account and then perform a couple of configuration tasks.

Create a service account

Perform the following steps to create a service account:

  1. Navigate to your Google Cloud Platform account.
  2. In the top, use the search bar and go for Service Accounts. Click + CREATE SERVICE ACCOUNT.
  3. service accounts
  4. In the dialog that opens, for the Service account name enter Android Subscriptions then click CREATE.
    enter service account name
  5. In step 2, from the dropdown choose the Role to be Owner then click CONTINUE.
    choose role
  6. In step 3, click DONE.
    click done

Configure the service account

Perform the following steps to configure your service account:

  1. Copy and keep the email that was generated.
    manage keys
  2. In the Keys information, select ADD KEY → Create new key
    create new key
  3. From the private key info, leave the Key type to be JSON, then click CREATE.
    json private key
  4. Be sure you see this message displayed:
    private key saved verification
  5. You need to email the private key file to your onboarding manager.
  6. Go to you play console account Google Play Console
  7. Selected User and Permission from the left menu. Click on Invite new user button.
    grant access
  8. Paste the email that you saved from step 6. Under the Permission section, go to App Permissions and select your app.
    grant admin permissions
  9. In the bottom-right of the page, click Invite user.
  10. In the dialog that opens, click Send invite.