Kotlin Firebase Authentication – Google Sign In | Android

In previous post, we had built a simple register/login Android App using Firebase Email & Password authentication. Now we can let users authenticate with Firebase using Google Accounts by integrating Google Sign In into Kotin Android App.

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I. Way to do

1. Add Firebase to Android App

– Read Kotlin Firebase Authentication – How to Sign Up, Sign In, Sign Out, Verify Email | Android and follow steps to enable and implement Firebase Auth in your Android App.

– Add dependency: build.gradle (App-level):

2. Enable Firebase Auth for Google Account

Go to Your Firebase Project Console -> Authentication -> SIGN-IN METHOD -> Enable Google:

3. Steps to authenticate with Firebase
3.1 Integrate Google Sign In into App

1- Add the Google Sign-In button:

2- Configure Google Sign In object to request the user data:
When you configure the GoogleSignInOptions object, call requestIdToken:

With WEB_CLIENT_ID from Credentials page in the API Console -> OAuth 2.0 client IDs (Type Web Application).

3- Configure GoogleApiClient object with access to the Google Sign In API and the options above:

3.2 signIn() method

In the activity’s onActivityResult() method, we retrieve the sign-in result with Auth.GoogleSignInApi.getSignInResultFromIntent():

3.3 Initialize the FirebaseAuth instance

In the Activity onCreate() method:

3.4 Check if the user is currently signed in

In Activity onStart() method:

3.5 Authenticate with Firebase using the Firebase credential

For firebaseAuthWithGoogle() method above:
After a user successfully signs in (in onActivityResult), get an ID token from the GoogleSignInAccount object, exchange it for a Firebase credential, then authenticate with Firebase using the Firebase credential:

4. Sign Out User and Disconnect Account
4.1 Sign out User

4.2 Disconnect Account

II. Practice

1. Goal

We will build an Android App that can sign in/sign out, disconnect Google Account:


2. Technology

– Gradle 3.0.1
– Android Studio 3.x
– Firebase Android SDK 11.x

3. Project Structure


4. Step by step
4.1 Create Android Project & add Firebase Auth

– Generate new Android Project with package com.javasampleapproach.kotlin.authgoogle.
– Follow these steps to add Firebase to Android Project.
– Don’t forget to enable Firebase Auth for Google Account:

– Add dependency: build.gradle (App-level):

4.2 Get server’s client ID

To find the OAuth 2.0 client ID:
– Open the Credentials page in the API Console.
– Select your Firebase Project.
– Scroll down to OAuth 2.0 client IDs, copy Client ID (Web Application Type).

4.3 Activity

WEB_CLIENT_ID is the Client ID we get in the previous step.

4.4 Run & Check result

– Use Android Studio, build and Run your Android App.


– Firebase Console:

III. Source code


By grokonez | December 16, 2017.

Last updated on July 13, 2018.

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4 thoughts on “Kotlin Firebase Authentication – Google Sign In | Android”

  1. Thanks for the great example.

    I am getting an error when using an emulator (pixel 2 27):
    W/GooglePlayServicesUtil: Google Play services out of date. Requires 11910000 but found 11580470

    Play services are installed on emulator and every seem to be up to date on Android Studio. Any ideas on what to try?

    1. Hi Stephen Thoms,

      It looks like you are trying to run using an API 27 emulator image.

      Your options are to run using an API 26 emulator image, or downgrade the library versions in your build:


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