Google Analytics APIs affected by the Oauth1 Shutdown.

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Dear Developer,

Parts of the Google Account Authentication APIs were officially deprecated on April 20, 2012 and will be shut down on April 20, 2015.

If you use any of the deprecated APIs and do not take action before April 20,2015 your app will not work.

What to do for authenticated APIs

All of the following Google Analytics APIs require a current version of the Google Account Authentication API:


If your app uses any of these Google Analytics APIs, you must upgrade to OAuth2.0. Visit our developer guides for details on how to migrate to OAuth2.0 and for more general information about OAuth 2.0. Be aware that after you upgrade, current users will be asked to reauthorize your app before they continue using it.

What to do for unauthenticated APIs

The Google Analytics Metadata API does not require authentication, but is still affected by this upcoming change. If you use the Metadata API, you must take the following actions:

1) Register your application in the Google Developer Console

2) Update your application to include an API key with each request it sends to the Google Analytics Analytics Metadata API.

 For more information regarding this change, please read the 2012 Google Developers blog announcement of this change and the more recent 2015 reminder.

Visit our developer guides for more information on the Reporting APIs and the Configuration APIs, or ask a question in one of our Google Groups.

Thank you,

The Google Analytics Developer Relations Team

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Linda Lawton

About Linda Lawton

My name is Linda Lawton I have more than 20 years experience working as a developer and a database expert. I have been working with several of the Google APIs, since 2012. I helping others in the On-Line community to develop with the Google APIs, by creating my own blog This and my presence on a number of On-Line developer forums lead me to be noticed by the Google Analytics API development team. I was nominated for and recently became one of the first Google Developer Experts for Google Analytics.

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