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YouTube: Authentication and reauthentication guide

This guide gives instructions on how to authenticate YouTube with Google Sheets, Data Studio, and Microsoft Excel. 

Before you begin

To connect Supermetrics to YouTube, you need: 

Data protection agreement 

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


Google Sheets Data Studio  Excel Data Integrations
Before you can authenticate the data source in Google Sheets, you need to install the Supermetrics add-on.
  1. Open a new Google Sheets file. 
  2. Navigate to ExtensionsSupermetricsLaunch to open the Supermetrics sidebar.
  3. Under Data source, select the data source. 
  4. Click Start.
  5. Login with a Google account.
  6. Click Allow
  7. Under Select channels/videos, select the channels/videos.

Learn how to reauthenticate the data source with Google Sheets.

Next steps
Learn how to create your first Supermetrics query with YouTube.


If you're missing a channel/video (account), follow these steps:

  1. Create a new Google account.
  2. Go to Creator Studio Content Manager for that particular account you're missing.
  3. Create the new user as Administrator, and click Invite.
  4. Open the invitation email from that new Google accounts gmail. Click Visit the sign-up page to accept the invitation.
  5. Select Use existing Google account.
  6.  Go back to the Supermetrics sidebar, and Click add a new user.

  • 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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