android – Can I have a single Google Maps API key for all my apps without registering their package names?-ThrowExceptions

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I have written an android library project that includes custom MapFragments, based on Google Maps for Android v2 API. In the Google APIs console, I have registered the library’s package name with my debug/signed certificates.

I need to create various apps that use this library as common code base and I was wondering if there is a way to still use the MapFragments of the library, without having to add each app’s package name in the Google APIs console. I need this because I want to automate app creation (with Jenkins) and I don’t want any manual steps, like logging in to the APIs console and registering the package name.

So far, I haven’t managed to find a way to do this. Wildcards don’t work (e.g. having com.mycompany.* as package name in the console), and if I don’t explicitly register each app’s package name, the map doesn’t load.

Is it possible to somehow make the MapFragments look up the library‘s single api key/package, instead of the app’s?

How to solve:

Here’s how to accomplish what you’re trying to do when creating a new API key:

  • Click create new Android key button
  • Don’t enter anything into the package names list
  • Click create

Then you should see AndroidApps: Any app allowed, and be able to use that maps API key in all of your apps without any configuration on the APIs console.

Since you have probably already have entered the certificate fingerprints for each of your applications, just click Edit allowed Android apps, delete them all from the list, click update, and it should say any app is allowed to use that API key.


It can answer for 2 ways

Can I have a single Google Maps API key for all my apps?

Yes, you can
by register API Key with multiple lines by using enter, like this:
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but for this question
Can I have a single Google Maps API key for all my apps without registering their package names?

No, you can’t

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There is no way to do that. Registering takes like 15 seconds per app if you use the same key for all of them.


No… you have to specify package name. It identify your application registered with Map key

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