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Create Youtube api key

The number.der applications, which are the so-called YouTube Api Key (translated Youtube Api key) require, is increasing steadily. The Youtube Api key is mandatory from version ViMP 3.1.6 for the import of Youtube Videos needed. But where do you find the Youtube Api Key ? So much should be anticipated at this point: In your Youtube account you will look for the Api Code unfortunately in vain.

Youtube Api Key - Functions

You will probably ask yourself not only where you get the Api Key from, but also what you need it for lately. It is needed to connect your website with Youtube to optimiseso that additional information on the Video can be called up. It is still mandatory if you Videos from your channel on Youtube into your website. It is still possible to manually integrate your videos by manually integrating the code snippet belonging to the video into your website. The disadvantage is that after each new Video Upload on Youtube always also your homepage need to update. In this case, the API v3, which is made available to you by the video platform YouTube, provides a remedy.

Requirements for creating the Youtube Api Key

So that you can watch a Youtube Api Key create you must have a Google+ account. If you don't have one yet, you will need to create a Google+ account first. This is done within a few minutes. Next, log in to "Google Developers" to create a new project. To do this, go to the URL https://console.developers.google.com/project. You are free to choose the name for your project. It is needed to distinguish between your different projects. Now search for "Data API v3" in the "Google Developers" console to get to a new view. Now select PIs and Authentication > APIs from the menu on the left. Then type the term "YouTube" into the search mask. In the search results list, click on YouTube Data API v3 and then click on "Enable File API".

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Creation of the Youtube Api Key using Youtube Data API v3

Now you have created the requirements that are absolutely necessary to create the Youtube Api Key. Proceed as follows to create the api key: To do so, first click on the button "Access data" > "Create new key" in the menu one step further down. Now you have the choice between iOS key, Android key, browser key and server key. If you use the Youtube Api Key for embedding videos in WordPress you decide on server keys when making your selection. If you want to add the additional information to each Visitors your website, leave the free field for the Text just empty. To finally get your Youtube Api Key, click on the "Create" button to finish. Even at a later date you can always view the created Youtube Api Key if necessary. To do this, you only have to select the corresponding project on the "Google Developers" console and then click on "APIs and Authentication > Access Data". You copy this long code directly into the Settings of the ViMP backend -> Configuration -> Youtube Import > Copy Youtube API Key. After this has been done, you have successful the connection between Youtube and your website is established and you can use the Youtube import immediately.

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