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How to get the SHA-1 fingerprint certificate in Android Studio for debug mode? (20)

I have shifted myself from Eclipse to Android Studio . Now I am trying to work on my Map app. So I need my SHA-1 fingerprint certificate number.

When I was using Eclipse it was right under Windows -> Preferences -> Android -> Build . But in Android Studio I couldn't find out any option like this so that I could find easily the fingerprint. I am using Windows. I have read from this link that:

Android Studio signs your app in debug mode automatically when you run or debug your project from the IDE.

So I tried to run this in command line after setting my Java bin path from this link and unfortunately couldn't find my fingerprint. It is saying that it is an illegal option .

keytool -list -v -keystore "%USERPROFILE%\.android\debug.keystore" -alias androiddebugkey -storepass android -keypass android

Is there a way to find the SHA-1 fingerprint from Android Studio like it was very easy in Eclipse? As I am newbie in Android Studio, what is the full process to find it?

Another thing I want to add is that I have my Eclipse generates the SHA-1 fingerprint and previously I have my app registered on that fingerprint in Google developer console, and I worked on that app in Eclipse by that API key. Is the same API key can be worked on this my project in Android Studio?

I found a very easy process to find you MD5, SHA-1 fingerprint using Android Studio.

  1. Run your project
  2. Go to Gradle Menu (Menu: View -> Tool Windows -> Gradle)
  3. Go to 'signingReport' in Gradle window. (Your project -> Tasks -> android -> signingReport)
  4. Run it. (Using double-click or Ctrl + Shift + F10)
  5. In Run window you will find all info.

It's work only for debug mode. In realease mode I can not see sha-1. Here result of gradlew signingReport

Variant: release
Config: none
Variant: releaseUnitTest
Config: none
Variant: debug
Config: debug
Store: path\Android\avd\.android\debug.keystore
Alias: AndroidDebugKey
MD5: xx:xx:xx:62:86:B7:9C:BC:FB:AD:C8:C6:64:69:xx:xx
SHA1: xx:xx:xx:xx:0F:B0:82:86:1D:14:0D:AF:67:99:58:1A:01:xx:xx:xx
Valid until: Friday, July 19, 2047

So I must use keytool to get sha-1. Here official Firebase doc:


  1. Click on Gradle Icon in Right Pane.
  2. Click on Root Project Name.
  3. Click Tasks
  4. Click Android
  5. Click signingReport
  6. in bottom pane where you see Run report
  7. Click "Toggle Tasks Execytions/text mode"
  8. you can see the sha-1

For Windows 10 , from the Android Studio terminal:

keytool -exportcert -alias androiddebugkey -keystore %USER_PROFILE%"/.android/debug.keystore -list -v

Note: For the debug.keystore , the password is "android". The debug keystore is typically located at "%USER_PROFILE%"/.android/debug.keystore .

For Mac, this worked perfectly:

keytool -list -v -keystore ~/.android/debug.keystore -alias androiddebugkey -storepass android -keypass android

I did this way:

Step 1: Go to this folder

On Mac: /Users/<username>/.android/

On Windows: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\.android\

On Linux: ~/.android/

Step 2: Run this command line:

keytool -list -v -keystore debug.keystore -storepass android

You will see the SHA-1 key.

I directly used the following command from my Mac using the terminal. I got SHA1 Finger. This is the command:

keytool -list -v -keystore ~/.android/debug.keystore -alias androiddebugkey -storepass android -keypass android

I want to add one thing with the answer given by Softcoder . I have seen some people couldn't give their debug.keystore path correctly on the command line . They see that they are doing the exact process accepted above, but it is not working. At that point try to drag the debug.keystore and drop it on the command line. It will help if the accepted answer is not working for you. Do the full process without any hesitation. It was a nice answer.

If you are using Android Studio, you can get the SHA-1 and MD5 certificate fingerprint (debug, release... all Build Types !!) fast through Gradle Tasks :


The SHA-1 and MD5 certificates are shown in Messages Logs .

Android Plugin (configured in the Gradle app) creates a debug mode for default.

File route to keystore:


I recommend to attach debug.keystore to build.gradle . To do this put a file, debug.keystore , in an app folder and then Add SigningConfigs in Gradle app:

apply plugin: ''

    android {
        signingConfigs {
            debug {
                storeFile file("../app/debug.keystore")
                storePassword "android"
                keyAlias "androiddebugkey"
                keyPassword "android"
            release {
                storeFile file("../app/debug.keystore")
                storePassword "android"
                keyAlias "androiddebugkey"
                keyPassword "android"

Extra: If you want creates for release, put a file, release.keystore , in an app folder. (This example uses the same debug.keystore .)

It's very very easy in Gnu/Linux - Mac - Windows

First: - copy this command

keytool -list -v -keystore ~/.android/debug.keystore -alias androiddebugkey -storepass android -keypass android 

Second: Now copy and paste the command in the terminal the Android Studio


Good Luck!!

The best solution for generating an SHA-1 key for Android is from Android Studio .

Click on Gradle on the far right side:

Click on the refresh icon, and you will see the name of the app:

Click on Tasks -> Report -> Signing Report :

Find the SHA-1 key on the bottom part in the console:

The easiest way to get the finger print is to switch from app to signed report by clicking the drop down and click build.

Then you will be able to see the sha1 fingerprint at the bottom pane where you see the debug report and stack trace. N.B remember to switch back to app when you want to run your app on a device or an emulator.

This worked for me:

keytool -exportcert -alias androiddebugkey -keystore

Put path-to-debug-or-production-keystore here like C:\users\\debug.keystore -list -v

Make sure you already are in the Java\jdk*\bin directory in a command or terminal window.

Then use Android as the password.

Sometimes web resources could be misleading. These are the ones working:

This worked in my case: Use %USERPROFILE% instead of giving path .keystore file stored in this path automatically C:Users/user name/.android :

keytool -list -v -keystore "%USERPROFILE%\.android\debug.keystore" -alias androiddebugkey -storepass android -keypass android

Use the instructions from the API Manager using keytool:

Get the package name from your AndroidManifest.xml file. Then use the following command to get the fingerprint:

keytool -list -v -keystore mystore.keystore

When creating a new "Google Maps Project", in Android Studio V 1.5.1, the last screen opens the google_maps_api.xml file and displays the screen with instructions as follows:


TODO: Before you run your application, you need a Google Maps API key.

To get one, follow this link, follow the directions and press "Create" at the end: YOUR SHA-1 + YOUR PACKAGE NAME

You can also add your credentials to an existing key, using this line:

Alternatively, follow the directions here:

Once you have your key (it starts with "AIza"), replace the "google_maps_key" string in this file.
<string name="google_maps_key" templateMergeStrategy="preserve" translatable="false">YOUR GOOGLE MAPS KEY</string>

To get YOUR GOOGLE MAPS KEY just cut and paste the URL link given into your browser and follow the instructions above at the time of creating the new application. The SHA-1 and Package names are already in the link given so you do not need to know them. They will however be in your project in the resources>Values>google_maps_api.xml file which is completed when you follow the instructions on creating the project.

i am going with @Hiren Patel answer but slightly change in android studio 2.2

Easiest ways ever:

Update added for Android Studio V 2.2 in last step

There are two ways to do this.

1. Faster way :

  1. Open Android Studio
  2. Open your Project
  3. Click on Gradle (From Right Side Panel, you will see Gradle Bar )
  4. Click on Refresh (Click on Refresh from Gradle Bar , you will see List Gradle scripts of your Project)
  5. Click on Your Project (Your Project Name form List (root))
  6. Click on Tasks
  7. Click on Android
  8. Double Click on signingReport (You will get SHA1 and MD5 in Run Bar (Sometimes it will be in Gradle Console))
  9. Select app module from module selection dropdown to run or debug your application

Check the screenshot below:

2. Work with Google Maps Activity :

  1. Open Android Studio
  2. Open Your Project
  3. Click on File menu -> Select New -> Click on Google -> Select Google Maps Activity
  4. A dialog would appear -> Click on Finish
  5. Android Studio would automatically generate an XML file named with google_maps_api.xml
  6. You would get debug SHA1 key here (at line number 10 of the XML file)

Check Screenshot below:

Android Studio V 2.2 Update

There is an issue with Execution .


  • Click on Toggle tasks execution/text mode from Run bar

Check Screenshot below:


Simple, Call this methods in your Splash Screen: hash() and getCertificateSHA1Fingerprint(), and then then keys would be visible in log

private void hash() {

            PackageInfo info;
            try {

                info = getPackageManager().getPackageInfo(
                        this.getPackageName(), PackageManager.GET_SIGNATURES);

                for ( signature : info.signatures) {
                    MessageDigest md;
                    md = MessageDigest.getInstance("SHA");
                    Log.e("sagar sha key", md.toString());
                    String something = new String(Base64.encode(md.digest(), 0));
                    Log.e("sagar Hash key", something);
                    System.out.println("Hash key" + something);

            } catch (PackageManager.NameNotFoundException e1) {
                Log.e("name not found", e1.toString());
            } catch (NoSuchAlgorithmException e) {
                Log.e("no such an algorithm", e.toString());
            } catch (Exception e) {
                Log.e("exception", e.toString());

        private void getCertificateSHA1Fingerprint() {
            PackageManager pm = this.getPackageManager();
            String packageName = this.getPackageName();
            int flags = PackageManager.GET_SIGNATURES;
            PackageInfo packageInfo = null;
            try {
                packageInfo = pm.getPackageInfo(packageName, flags);
            } catch (PackageManager.NameNotFoundException e) {
            Signature[] signatures = packageInfo.signatures;
            byte[] cert = signatures[0].toByteArray();
            InputStream input = new ByteArrayInputStream(cert);
            CertificateFactory cf = null;
            try {
                cf = CertificateFactory.getInstance("X509");
            } catch (CertificateException e) {
            X509Certificate c = null;
            try {
                c = (X509Certificate) cf.generateCertificate(input);
            } catch (CertificateException e) {
            String hexString = "";
            try {
                MessageDigest md = MessageDigest.getInstance("SHA1");
                byte[] publicKey = md.digest(c.getEncoded());
                Log.e("sagar SHA",byte2HexFormatted(publicKey));
            } catch (NoSuchAlgorithmException e1) {
            } catch (CertificateEncodingException e) {

        public static String byte2HexFormatted(byte[] arr) {
            StringBuilder str = new StringBuilder(arr.length * 2);
            for (int i = 0; i < arr.length; i++) {
                String h = Integer.toHexString(arr[i]);
                int l = h.length();
                if (l == 1) h = "0" + h;
                if (l > 2) h = h.substring(l - 2, l);
                if (i < (arr.length - 1)) str.append(':');
            return str.toString();

Thank You.

[Updated 2017]

Step 1: On Top Right side of Android Studio Click On Gradle option.

Step 2:

-- Click on Refresh (Click on Refresh from Gradle Bar, you will see List Gradle scripts of your Project)

-- Click on Your Project (Your Project Name form List (root))

-- Click on Tasks

-- Click on Android

-- Double Click on signingReport (You will get SHA1 and MD5 in Gradle Console/Run Bar)

Step 3: Click on the Gradle Console option present bottom of Android Studio to see your SHA1 Key.

Step 4: Now you got the SHA key but you can't run your project.That is why Change your configuration to app mode. See image below.

Like this.

Step 5: Happy Coding!!