How to Set Up Python PyDrive Service Account Credentials?

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To set up Python PyDrive service account credentials, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Google Cloud Console and create a new project.
  2. Enable the Google Drive API for your project.
  3. Go to the “Credentials” section of your project and click on “Create Credentials”.
  4. Select “Service Account Key” from the options.
  5. Enter a name for your service account and select “JSON” as the key type.
  6. Click the “Create” button to create the service account and download the JSON file that contains your credentials.
  7. Install the PyDrive library using pip: pip install PyDrive
  8. Import the necessary modules in your Python script:
from pydrive.auth import GoogleAuth
from pydrive.drive import GoogleDrive
  1. Load your service account credentials into PyDrive:
gauth = GoogleAuth()
gauth.credentials = ServiceAccountCredentials.from_json_keyfile_name('path/to/your/credentials.json', ['https://www.googleapis.com/auth/drive'])

Note: Replace ‘path/to/your/credentials.json’ with the path to the JSON file containing your service account credentials.

  1. Create a PyDrive client using your authenticated credentials:
drive = GoogleDrive(gauth)

Now you can use the PyDrive client to access and manipulate files in your Google Drive account using Python.

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