The Google Service Account is a special Google account that is used by applications to access Google APIs. You should create this account after you generate your EMM token so you can upload all information at one time. The account is only required if you are using the Google Accounts method for deploying Android for Work.

  1. Navigate to the Google Cloud Platform- Google Developers Console.

  2. Sign in with your Google credentials.


    The Google Admin credentials do not have to be associated with your business domain. Consider creating a Google account specifically for Android for Work for your organization to use so as not to conflict with any existing Google accounts.

  3. Use the drop-down menu from the Select a project menu and select Create a project.

  4. Enter a Project Name to create your API project in the New project window. Consider using AndroidForWork-CompanyName as the naming convention.
  5. Agree to the terms and conditions and select Create. googledevconsole_3_

    Your project generates and the Google Developer Console redirects you to the API Manager.

  1. Navigate to Credentials > Create Credentials > Service Account Key >.


  1. Select New Service Account from the Service Account drop-down menu menu.


  2. Define the Service Account name for your service account. Consider following the Android for Work naming convention and be sure to note the name you choose as you will need it in further steps.

  3. Select the Key Type as P12.
  4. Select Create. The identity certificate gets automatically created and downloaded to your local drive. You have successfully created your Google Service Account. Select Close.



    You must save your identity certificate and password for when you upload the certificate into the AirWatch Console.

  5. Select Close.


  6. Select Manage service accounts from the Credentials page which opens the Service Accounts page.

  7. Select the menu button (three vertical dots) and select Create key which opens the Create private key window.


    Select the vertical dot on the Service Account name created in step 8. The image below points out the location of the menu button


  8. Select JSON which generates your private key.


    You must save this private key to you local drive for when you upload it into the AirWatch Console.

  9. Select Close and return to the API Manager Overview page and search for the Google Play EMM under the Google API's tab.


  10. Once the search completes, select Google Play EMM APIand select Enable API to grant access to the service account that you created.

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