Google Sign-In for Android

This time I will show you how to integrate Google Sing-In to an Android application. First you need to add Google play services SDK. In Android Studio select: Tools > Android > SDK Manager, then in SDK Tools tab check the Google Play Services checkbox button.

Create a new project in android studio with an empty Activity, default options and set the following dependencies in build.gradle

apply plugin: 'com.android.application'

android {
    compileSdkVersion 25
    buildToolsVersion "26.0.0"
    defaultConfig {
        applicationId "com.jos.dem.oauth2"
        minSdkVersion 21
        targetSdkVersion 25
        versionCode 1
        versionName "1.0"
        testInstrumentationRunner "android.support.test.runner.AndroidJUnitRunner"
    buildTypes {
        release {
            minifyEnabled false
            proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'

dependencies {
    compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    androidTestCompile('com.android.support.test.espresso:espresso-core:2.2.2', {
        exclude group: 'com.android.support', module: 'support-annotations'
    compile 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:25.3.1'
    compile 'com.android.support.constraint:constraint-layout:1.0.2'
    compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-auth:11.0.4'  // 2
    testCompile 'junit:junit:4.12'

apply plugin: 'com.google.gms.google-services'  // 1
  1. Adding Google Services plugin
  2. Adding Google Play Services Auth

Also in the project’s gradle.properties you need to add Google services

// Top-level build file where you can add configuration options common to all sub-projects/modules.

buildscript {
    repositories {
    dependencies {
        classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:2.3.3'
        classpath 'com.google.gms:google-services:3.1.0'

        // NOTE: Do not place your application dependencies here; they belong
        // in the individual module build.gradle files

allprojects {
    repositories {

task clean(type: Delete) {
    delete rootProject.buildDir

You will need to get a configuration file, in order to do that follow this instructions: Get a configuration file. At the end of this process you will get an google-services.json copy it to the app directory.

In the activity_main.xml create an Sign-In button and TextView status label components:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"

        android:text="SignIn using Google"

        android:layout_height="wrap_content" />


This is the MainActivity:

package com.jos.dem.oauth2;

import android.content.Intent;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.util.Log;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.TextView;

import com.google.android.gms.auth.api.Auth;
import com.google.android.gms.auth.api.signin.GoogleSignInAccount;
import com.google.android.gms.auth.api.signin.GoogleSignInOptions;
import com.google.android.gms.auth.api.signin.GoogleSignInResult;
import com.google.android.gms.common.ConnectionResult;
import com.google.android.gms.common.SignInButton;
import com.google.android.gms.common.api.GoogleApiClient;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity implements GoogleApiClient.OnConnectionFailedListener, View.OnClickListener {

  private static final int RC_SIGN_IN = 9001;
  private static final String TAG = "Oauth2Google";

  private GoogleApiClient googleApiClient;
  private TextView statusTextView;
  private SignInButton signInButton;

  protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    statusTextView = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.status);

    GoogleSignInOptions gso = new GoogleSignInOptions.Builder(GoogleSignInOptions.DEFAULT_SIGN_IN) // 1

    googleApiClient = new GoogleApiClient.Builder(this)  // 2
            .enableAutoManage(this, this)
            .addApi(Auth.GOOGLE_SIGN_IN_API, gso)

    signInButton = (SignInButton) findViewById(R.id.sign_in_button);

  public void onClick(View view) {

  private void signIn() {
    Intent signInIntent = Auth.GoogleSignInApi.getSignInIntent(googleApiClient);  // 3
    startActivityForResult(signInIntent, RC_SIGN_IN);

  public void onConnectionFailed(ConnectionResult connectionResult) {
    Log.d(TAG, "onConnectionFailed:" + connectionResult);

  public void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
    super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);

    if (requestCode == RC_SIGN_IN) {
      GoogleSignInResult result = Auth.GoogleSignInApi.getSignInResultFromIntent(data);  // 4

  private void handleSignInResult(GoogleSignInResult result) {
    Log.d(TAG, "handleSignInResult:" + result.isSuccess());
    if (result.isSuccess()) {
      GoogleSignInAccount account = result.getSignInAccount();
      statusTextView.setText("Signed as: " + account.getEmail());
    } else {
      statusTextView.setText("Signed in unsuccessfully");


This is the Sign-In Google Intent:

  1. A GoogleSignInOptions object with the DEFAULT_SIGN_IN parameter and requesting users’ email addresses as well with the requestEmail() option.
  2. A GoogleApiClient object with access to the Google Sign-In API. enableAutoManage requires FragmentActivity or AppCompatActivity as first parameter and OnConnectionFailedListener as second parameter, in our case this will be both our MainActivity.
  3. Prompts the user to select a Google account to sign in with.
  4. onActivityResult method, retrieve the sign-in result with getSignInResultFromIntent.

Here is when we handleSignInResult:

To download the code:

git clone https://github.com/josdem/android-google-oauth2.git

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