[oauth] Get user info via Google API


scope - https://www.googleapis.com/auth/userinfo.profile

return youraccess_token = access_token

get https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v1/userinfo?alt=json&access_token=youraccess_token

you will get json:

 "id": "xx",
 "name": "xx",
 "given_name": "xx",
 "family_name": "xx",
 "link": "xx",
 "picture": "xx",
 "gender": "xx",
 "locale": "xx"

To Tahir Yasin:

This is a php example.
You can use json_decode function to get userInfo array.

$q = 'https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v1/userinfo?access_token=xxx';
$json = file_get_contents($q);
$userInfoArray = json_decode($json,true);
$googleEmail = $userInfoArray['email'];
$googleFirstName = $userInfoArray['given_name'];
$googleLastName = $userInfoArray['family_name'];

Is it possible to get information from user's profile via Google API? If it is possible, which API should I use?

I'm interesting in such information:

Also it would be cool to get other information from user's profile.

I'm using PHP and solved this by using version 1.1.4 of google-api-php-client

Assuming the following code is used to redirect a user to the Google authentication page:

 $client = new Google_Client();
 $client->setAccessType('offline'); //optional
 $client->setScopes(['profile']); //or email
 $auth_url = $client->createAuthUrl();
 header('Location: ' . filter_var($auth_url, FILTER_SANITIZE_URL));

Assuming a valid authentication code is returned to the redirect_url, the following will generate a token from the authentication code as well as provide basic profile information:

 //assuming a successful authentication code is return
 $authentication_code = 'code-returned-by-google';
 $client = new Google_Client();
 //.... configure $client object code goes here
 $token_data = $client->getAccessToken();

 //get user email address
 $google_oauth =new Google_Service_Oauth2($client);
 $google_account_email = $google_oauth->userinfo->get()->email;
 //$google_oauth->userinfo->get()->picture; //profile picture

However, location is not returned. New YouTube accounts don't have YouTube specific usernames