Have you got an email from Google regarding your website’s OAuth and have no idea what it means?
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So the email we are referring to looks like this:
Hello Google Developer,
On July 12, 2021, we will remove all inactive URIs that are invalid.
What do I need to do to be compliant?
Project ID: XXXXXXXX
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these changes, please review the documentation provided above in this email.
The Google Developer Team
So what do I do next?
#1 Log in to the WordPress dashboard
To do this, go to www.mydomainname.com/wp-admin/
You should then enter your username and password.
Look for anything that could be using Google API or OAuth
ReCapture – Google Drive
Google Drive Connects – a Google Chrome extension that captures all the images, videos, and documents you see on your screen as an image in PNG format. You can then export these files to different formats for later use. It’s simple enough but if it doesn’t work for what you want or need, there are other screenshot extensions available like Awesome
2FA – Two-factor authentication (2FA), A majority of internet and cell phone services today offer a two-step security authentication process. This method is typically referred to as dual-factor authentication or just two-step verification.
Google Map – Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets and houses, real-time traffic conditions
Cloud Storage API – Google Cloud Storage is a service for storing and accessing data on Google’s cloud.
Other Google Cloud Services – Google’s cloud services include Google App Engine, Google Compute Engine (GCE), Google Cloud DataStore for NoSQL database management and BigQuery for querying large datasets.
#2 Log into your Google Cloud console or developer account
Go to https://console.cloud.google.com/
If you have more than one project select the arrow and match the Project ID with the Project ID on the email.
Once the correct project is select remove any unused API’s, OAuth or anything else you are not using.
If it turns out that something is broken and your site has lost connection with the Google cloud then reconnect it and make sure it is active so it won’t be deleted on July 12, 2021.
If you need help Google has helped with any Google API or Google Cloud related issue feel free to reach out and we would be more than happy to help.
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