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How to create a YouTube API Key? (YouTube Import)

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Editions: Light, Ultimate, Enterprise, Campus, Module YouTube Import/Vimeo Import
Versions: 3.1.6+
As of VIMP 3.1.6 a Youtube API Key is required to import YouTube videos.
Prerequisite for that is a Google-Account and a Google Projekt.

Creating a Google project

Open the Google Developers Console "IAM [&] Admin" and create a new project.
Choose a "Project name" that will let you recognize the project in the console.

You are being forwarded to the project settings site afterwards, to an overview of all existing APIs (API Manager -> Library).




Enable the Youtube API for the project

At API Manager -> Dashboard you'll see that no API is enabled yet. To add an API go back to API Manager -> Library.

Click "YouTube Data API" and enable it. This enables the YouTube API, but you still need to create an API key. Therefore, click the "Create Credentials" button.


Please choose API key:


Create key:



Key is created:




Add the key to the VIMP backend

Copy the API key into the backend of VIMP at >Configuration -> Youtube Import > Youtube API key .


If activated, the YouTube import is available in the frontend immediately.

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