googleAuthR - Google API R Client

gargle backend

As of version googleAuthR>=1.0.0 the OAuth2 and service JSON authentication is provided by gargle. Refer to that documentation for details.

The plan is to migrate as much functionality to gargle from googleAuthR, but backward compatibility will be maintained for all packages depending on googleAuthR in the meantime.

Once there is feature parity, client packages can then migrate totally to gargle. At time of writing some of the major features not in gargle yet are:

If you are not using the above then you can use gargle directly now. Otherwise you can still use googleAuthR that will use the features of gargle and wait for more features to be migrated.


This library allows you to authenticate easily via local use in an OAuth2 flow; within a Shiny app; or via service accounts.

The main two functions are gar_auth() and gar_api_generator().


This takes care of getting the authentication token, storing it and refreshing. Use it before any call to a Google library.


This creates functions for you to use to interact with Google APIs. Use it within your own function definitions, to query the Google API you want.


Auto-build libraries for Google APIs with OAuth2 for both local and Shiny app use.

Get more details at the googleAuthR website

The googleAuthRverse Slack team has been setup for support for using googleAuthR and the libraries it helps create. Sign up via this Google form to get access.

R Google API libraries using googleAuthR

Here is a list of available Google APIs to make with this library. The below libraries are all cross-compatible as they use googleAuthR for authentication backend e.g. can use just one OAuth2 login flow and can be used in multi-user Shiny apps.

Feel free to add your own via email or a pull request if you have used googleAuthR to build something cool.

googleAuthR now has an R package generator which makes R package skeletons you can use to build your own Google API R package upon. Browse through the 154 options at this Github repository.

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googleAuthR is available on CRAN


Check out News to see the features of the development version.

If you want to use the development version on Github, install via: