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Retrieval of Developer Account ID - Android
Retrieval of Developer Account ID - Android
Maitreyi Jayakumar avatar
Written by Maitreyi Jayakumar
Updated over a week ago

Sharing the Developer Account ID is crucial as it improves app performance through app updates, strengthens app security, and streamlines app management. This help document provides detailed step-by-step instructions on how to share your Developer Account ID for Android apps.

This process consists of 3 sections:

  1. Create service account

  2. Enable Play Store API

  3. Give admin access to the service account email

Create service account

Step 1 - Log in to the Google Play Console with credentials that has Owner


Step 2 - In another tab, log in to the Google Cloud Console with the same credentials used in step 1.

Step 3 - In the Google Cloud Console, click Select a project.

Step 4 - If you already have a project, skip this and the next point. Otherwise, click NEW PROJECT.

Step 5 - In the Project name field, enter Google Play Console Developer1 and click the CREATE button. Then, refresh the page.

Step 6 - Select the created project - Google Play Console Developer1. You can also select an existing project.

Step 7 - From the hamburger menu, navigate to IAM & Admin > Service Accounts.


Step 9 - Enter the Service account name as Vajro Mobile App Builder and click CREATE AND CONTINUE.

Step 10 - Click the Select a role dropdown.

Step 11 - Select the Service Account User option from the dropdown.

Step 12 - Click + ADD ANOTHER ROLE.

Step 13 - Click Basic and then select the Viewer role.

Step 14 - Click CONTINUE to associate the selected roles.

Step 15 - Click DONE.

Step 16 - Once created, copy and save the email ID of the created service account. Note that this will be used in a later step.

Enable Play Store API

Step 17 - In the same project, navigate to APIs & Services and click Enabled APIs & services.


Step 19 -Search for Google Play Android Developer API in the search bar and click on the search result.

Step 20 -Click ENABLE button.

Give admin access to the service account email

Step 21 - Switch back to the Google Play Console browser tab.

  • In the Users and permissions menu, click on the Invite new users button.

Step 22 - You will now be taken to the Invite user page. Copy the email address from step 16 and paste it into the Email address field here. Then, click on the Account permissions tab.

Step 23 - Select Admin (all permissions) and click Invite user.

Step 24 -Click Send invite.

Step 25 -Open the Account details page from the left navigation menu.

Step 26 -Scroll to the bottom of the page and copy the Developer account ID. Note that this will be required during the key submission.

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