Creating Your .JSON Key

Generate your .JSON Key for the Google Play Console

Customization is a big part of what we provide here at Honeycommb, that also means publishing directly to your own developer account! Sometimes finding your .json key is a little bit hard so here is a step by step guide to get your .json key: 

1. First, Open the Google Play Console

2. Click Settings


3. Click API access

4. Click Create Service Account

5. Click Google API Console (in a new window)

6. Click Create Service Account

7. Type 'honeycommb' into Service account name. Click Create

8. Under Role type in Service Account User and click on that option. Click Continue.

9. Click Done

10. Click on the new Honeycommb service account you just created

11. Click Add Key then Create new key

12. Select JSON for Key type. Click Create

13. Save the downloaded JSON file to your computer. Click Close

14. Go back to the other window where you had your Google Play Console open and click Done. If you already closed that window, simply Open the Google Play Console and navigate to Settings -> API access

15. Under Service Accounts, you should see the one you newly created. Click Grant Access

16. Select  Admin (all permissions). Click Invite user


17. Click Send invite

18. On your Users & Permissions page, you should see the service account you just created. In order for your app to receive updates, the service account honeycommb@api-[placeholder] must be on this list with the correct permissions (Admin). Next you must also add the honeycommb devops account so in order to do so, click Invite New User

19. Type in Click Admin (all permissions). Click Invite user. 

20. Click Send invite


21. Finally, send your updated .JSON file downloaded in Step 13 to your success manager!