Authenticate Using Google Sign-In on Android

You can let your users authenticate with Firebase using their Google Accounts by integrating Google Sign-In into your app.

Before you begin

  1. Add Firebase to your Android project.
  2. Add the dependencies for Firebase Authentication and Google Sign-In to your app-level build.gradle file:
    compile 'com.google.firebase:firebase-auth:10.2.6'
    compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services-auth:10.2.6'
    
  3. If you haven't yet connected your app to your Firebase project, do so from the Firebase console.
  4. If you haven't yet specified your app's SHA-1 fingerprint, do so from the Settings page of the Firebase console. See Authenticating Your Client for details on how to get your app's SHA-1 fingerprint.
  5. Enable Google Sign-In in the Firebase console:
    1. In the Firebase console, open the Auth section.
    2. On the Sign in method tab, enable the Google sign-in method and click Save.

Authenticate with Firebase

  1. Integrate Google Sign-In into your app by following the steps on the Integrating Google Sign-In into Your Android App page. When you configure the GoogleSignInOptions object, call requestIdToken:
            // Configure Google Sign In
            GoogleSignInOptions gso = new GoogleSignInOptions.Builder(GoogleSignInOptions.DEFAULT_SIGN_IN)
                    .requestIdToken(getString(R.string.default_web_client_id))
                    .requestEmail()
                    .build();
    
    You must pass your server's client ID to the requestIdToken method. To find the OAuth 2.0 client ID:
    1. Open the Credentials page in the API Console.
    2. The Web application type client ID is your backend server's OAuth 2.0 client ID.
    After you integrate Google Sign-In, your sign-in activity has code similar to the following:
        private void signIn() {
            Intent signInIntent = Auth.GoogleSignInApi.getSignInIntent(mGoogleApiClient);
            startActivityForResult(signInIntent, RC_SIGN_IN);
        }
    
        @Override
        public void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
            super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);
    
            // Result returned from launching the Intent from GoogleSignInApi.getSignInIntent(...);
            if (requestCode == RC_SIGN_IN) {
                GoogleSignInResult result = Auth.GoogleSignInApi.getSignInResultFromIntent(data);
                if (result.isSuccess()) {
                    // Google Sign In was successful, authenticate with Firebase
                    GoogleSignInAccount account = result.getSignInAccount();
                    firebaseAuthWithGoogle(account);
                } else {
                    // Google Sign In failed, update UI appropriately
                    // ...
                }
            }
        }
    
  2. In your sign-in activity's onCreate method, get the shared instance of the FirebaseAuth object:
    private FirebaseAuth mAuth;
    // ...
    mAuth = FirebaseAuth.getInstance();
    
  3. When initializing your Activity, check to see if the user is currently signed in:
    @Override
    public void onStart() {
        super.onStart();
        // Check if user is signed in (non-null) and update UI accordingly.
        FirebaseUser currentUser = mAuth.getCurrentUser();
        updateUI(currentUser);
    }
    
  4. After a user successfully signs in, get an ID token from the GoogleSignInAccount object, exchange it for a Firebase credential, and authenticate with Firebase using the Firebase credential:
        private void firebaseAuthWithGoogle(GoogleSignInAccount acct) {
            Log.d(TAG, "firebaseAuthWithGoogle:" + acct.getId());
    
            AuthCredential credential = GoogleAuthProvider.getCredential(acct.getIdToken(), null);
            mAuth.signInWithCredential(credential)
                    .addOnCompleteListener(this, new OnCompleteListener<AuthResult>() {
                        @Override
                        public void onComplete(@NonNull Task<AuthResult> task) {
                            if (task.isSuccessful()) {
                                // Sign in success, update UI with the signed-in user's information
                                Log.d(TAG, "signInWithCredential:success");
                                FirebaseUser user = mAuth.getCurrentUser();
                                updateUI(user);
                            } else {
                                // If sign in fails, display a message to the user.
                                Log.w(TAG, "signInWithCredential:failure", task.getException());
                                Toast.makeText(GoogleSignInActivity.this, "Authentication failed.",
                                        Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
                                updateUI(null);
                            }
    
                            // ...
                        }
                    });
        }
    
    If the call to signInWithCredential succeeds you can use the getCurrentUser method to get the user's account data.

Next steps

After a user signs in for the first time, a new user account is created and linked to the credentials—that is, the user name and password, phone number, or auth provider information—the user signed in with. This new account is stored as part of your Firebase project, and can be used to identify a user across every app in your project, regardless of how the user signs in.

  • In your apps, you can get the user's basic profile information from the FirebaseUser object. See Manage Users.

  • In your Firebase Realtime Database and Cloud Storage Security Rules, you can get the signed-in user's unique user ID from the auth variable, and use it to control what data a user can access.

You can allow users to sign in to your app using multiple authentication providers by linking auth provider credentials to an existing user account.

To sign out a user, call signOut:

FirebaseAuth.getInstance().signOut();

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