- GeoIP feature (separate article)
- Create a project
- Restrict the API key (optional)
- Enable billing for your project
- Enable Geocoding API (optional)
If you would like to use the GeoIP feature you must get a Maps API key from Google. Additionally, billing must be enabled for the project associated with the API key. This guide will explain how to set up the project, enable billing, and generate an API key. Once you are done you can then enter the key to the GeoIP plugin configuration and display your online visitors on the map.
Create a Google Cloud Platform project
Assuming you already have a Google account and are logged into it, access the Google Cloud Platform Console Dashboard. Accept the initial terms of service and in the Dashboard, click on "Create project". Name the project and click on "Create".
Restrict the API key (optional)
Restricting the key prevents unauthorized use, even if someone retrieves it somehow. To restrict the key, choose the "HTTP referrers (web sites) option from the "Application restriction" section, and add your LiveAgent URL, e.g., mycompany.ladesk.com, as a new item.
Enable billing for your project
Google requires that billing must be enabled for the project associated with the API key. Navigate to the Billing section and click on the "Link Billing Account" option to enable billing for your project. You will be asked to enter your personal/company data and credit/debit card information.
Enable Geocoding API (optional)