These steps are taken via a web browser while logged in to your Google user account.
This is probably the trickiest part. It's really just a matter of going to your Google account to enable features and create credentials, which you will then use in your Python program to access your Google Docs. But the specific details, like the user interface, menu locations, specific names for things, etc. seem to always be changing. So getting through this part can be a bit of a slog.
But here we go...
- From your Google API Dashboard, click CREATE
- NOTE: If you have already existing projects, this screen will look different.
- Give the project a name, like Sheets API
- You can leave Organization and Location blank or with default values
- Click CREATE
Follow these steps to create the credentials needed to access your Sheet from Python.
Everything should now be enabled and set up.
If you have created and saved the .json file successfully, then move on to the next step.