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Ad Data + Google Analytics: Authentication and reauthentication guide

This guide will walk you through how to authenticate or reauthenticate Ad Data + Google Analytics in Data Studio. This is the only destination that supports this data source.

Before you begin

To connect Supermetrics to Ad Data + Google Analytics, you need to meet the data source access requirements. Follow the steps from the Before you begin sections in these guides:

Data protection agreement 

If you have any questions about how Supermetrics handles and secures your data, read our policy on data privacy and security.


Before you can authenticate Ad Data + Google Analytics in Data Studio, you need to install the Supermetrics add-on

  1. Open the Supermetrics data source gallery.
  2. Navigate to the data source and click Try.
  3. Click Authorize to authorize Supermetrics in Data Studio.

    If you're authenticating the data source for the first time, log in with the Google account you use with Supermetrics. Click Allow.

  4. Click Authorize to log in to your data source.
  5. Under Select accounts/views, select your accounts/views.
  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. To create a report with our template, select Use report template for new reports. To create a blank report, deselect this option.
  7. Click Connect on the top right-hand side. This will open a full list of fields available in this connector. You can skip this list.
  8. Click Create report.
  9. Click Add to report to complete the authentication steps.

Add or remove a user account

  1. To add or remove a user account go back to the data source settings. Click on the link at the end of the sentence that starts with “To add more/manage user accounts…”
  2. Click +Add new account to add a new user account.
    • Click the Trash icon to remove that specific user account.
    • Click Continue to proceed with that user account.


Learn how to reauthenticate the data source with Supermetrics in Data Studio.

Next steps

Learn how to create your first Supermetrics query with Ad Data + Google Analytics.


  • If you encounter an authentication error such as “authentication failed”, “you need to reauthenticate” or similar, see this guide
  • If you encounter a permission error such as “user permission denied” or similar, follow this guide.

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