Google API key is now required for new websites even for a single map embed.

How are you going to handle this?

I guess the correct way should be to ask a client to create his google API key and send it to you.

The first problem is that not all my client has a google account, some doesn't have one and some have a personal account but not a BRAND account.

Even if they have an account the often get stack with really simple tasks.

The other option is ask for their login and password and create a key for them but thats would give me also access at gmail account, if two step verification is enabled it would be more complicated to do it.

The other way could be to create a single account and a key to share between sever website, not sure if this is OK with google maps policy and if the account reach the max daily view all websites maps will get obfuscated.

As far as i understood multiple keys on a single account will sum page view and it wouldn't make any difference using a single key across multiple websites.

  • 4
    make them an account and give them the login details
    – Ewan
    Jul 13, 2016 at 20:23
  • I'm struggling with the same question. Honestly, I feel like I would lose some clients if I asked them to get an API key. I would get a "Isn't that your job" type response. So right now I'm putting them all on one key. My plan is to get another key under another account when I get close to 25k. Not a great solution - but it's what I've got.
    – Miles
    Jul 15, 2016 at 16:45
  • this is one of this thing that google or some other service come up with, home my clients will be happy to get charge for extra time required
    – al404IT
    Jul 15, 2016 at 17:21

1 Answer 1

  1. Create a new Google account
  2. Create the required Google API key
  3. Send the customer the Google account credentials
  4. Have the customer change the Google account credentials so you no longer have access

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