Google Service Account With PHP Client

In our Google Service Account tutorial I showed you how to setup a service account and the proper scopes.
I will now show you how to use the service account key within your PHP application.

Step 1
Get a copy of the Google API PHP Client and upload to your server.

Step 2
Include the autoload.php

require_once '__PATH_TO__/vendor/autoload.php';// Replace __PATH_TO__ with your actual path

Step 3
Upload the previous service-account.json file outside your public html folder.

Step 4
Add the follow codes to use the service account key and the api client

      $client = new Google_Client();

      $server_root = str_replace("/public_html", "", $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']);


      $client->setApplicationName("My Calendar App");


      // Start service
      $service = new Google_Service_Calendar($client);

You can now use $service to make your api calls including updating the Google calendar, creating Google calendar and more.

That’s it. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, leave a comment and follow us on Twitter @westernstudios.

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