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Connecting to Google services using custom OAuth client

This article will show you how to create your own project in Google Cloud Console and a custom OAuth client. This is useful for connecting restricted Google services, like Google Drive or Gmail, to Make.

To connect, you must have a Google account. You can create an account at

The following procedure is intended for:

  • Personal use (@gmail and users)

  • Internal use (Google Workspace users that prefer to use a custom OAuth client)

There are five steps to connecting to Google services using a custom OAuth client.

Create a Google Cloud Console project

  1. Log in to the Google Cloud Console using your Google credentials.

  2. In the top menu, click Select a project > New project.

  3. Enter a Project name and select the Location for your project.

  4. Click Create.

  5. In the top menu, check if your new project is selected in the Select a project dropdown. If not, select the project you just created.

Enable APIs

  1. Open the left navigation menu and go to APIs & Services > Library.

  2. Search for the APIs you need for your project.

    For information regarding specific APIs, refer to the Help Center documentation for the Make app you are using.

  3. Click Enable.

Create your client credentials

  1. In the left sidebar, click Credentials.

  2. Click + Create Credentials > OAuth client ID.

  3. In the Application type dropdown, select Web application.

  4. Update the Name of your OAuth client. This will help you identify it in the console.

  5. In the Authorized redirect URIs section, click + Add URI and enter the redirect URI.

    Here are some examples of redirect URIs you may need. For additional redirect URIs, refer to the Help Center documentation for the Make app you are using.

    • - for Gmail or Google Drive

    • - for other Google apps

    • - for Google Text-to-Speech

    • - for YouTube

    • - for any app created via Make Developer Platform

    • - for Google Cloud Speech

  6. Copy your Client ID and Client secret values and store them in a safe place.

You will use these values in the Client ID and Client Secret fields in Make.

Connect to Make with custom credentials

To establish the connection in Make:

  1. Log in to your Make account, add a module to your scenario, and click Create a connection.

  2. Optional: In the Connection name field, enter a name for the connection.

  3. Switch on the Show advanced settings toggle and enter your Google Cloud Console project client credentials.

  4. Click Sign in with Google.

  5. If prompted, authenticate your account and confirm access.

You have successfully established the connection. You can now edit your scenario and add more modules. If your connection requires reauthorization at any point, follow the connection renewal steps here.

Video Tutorials

If you prefer video over the step-by-step text-based guide, please watch the following video tutorials:

Google Drive App - OAuth Setup Workflow

Gmail App - OAuth Setup Workflow

Common Problems

This happens rarely, but when it does, we recommend creating another OAuth client.

If this error message appears, you need to enable the corresponding API in your Google Cloud Platform.


Google has added the required settings for the Consent screen. You'll need to add the email address associated with the Google account you want to connect with Make as a Test user.

  1. Sign in to the Google Cloud Platform using your Google credentials.

  2. Go to APIs & Services > OAuth consent screen.

  3. In the Test Users section, click Add users to add a test user. Enter the email address associated with the Google account you want to connect with Make, and click Save.

  4. Now, go to Make, and connect to the desired Google service.

Your connection has expired and is no longer valid. You need to reauthorize the connection.

This error affects non-Google Workspace accounts. For more details please refer to the Google OAuth documentation.

Due to Google's updated security policy, unpublished apps can only have a 7-day authorization period. After the OAuth security token expires, the connection is no longer authorized and any module relying on it will fail.


Option 1:

To avoid weekly reauthorization, you can update the publishing status of your project.

If you update your project to the In production status, you will not be required to reauthorize the connection weekly.

Change the status of your project by following these steps:

  1. Log in to the Google Cloud console.

  2. Navigate to the Oauth consent screen.

  3. Click the Publish app button next to your app.

  4. If you see the notice Needs verification, you can choose whether to go through the Google verification process for the app or to connect to your unverified app. Currently connecting to unverified apps works in Make, but we cannot guarantee the Google will allow connections to unverified apps for an indefinite period.

For more information regarding publishing statuses, refer to the Publishing status section of Google's Setting up your OAuth consent screen help and our Community page.

Option 2

If you keep your project in the Testing status, you will be required to reauthorize your connection in Make every week.

Reauthorize your Google connection by following these steps:

  1. Log in to Make.

  2. Go to Connections.

  3. Find your Google connection and click Reauthorize button.


    To prevent the expiration of your Google connection, we suggest you to reauthorize the connection every week.