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This python script uploads an apk file into Google Play Store using Android Play Publisher API
#!/usr/bin/python
#
# Copyright 2014 Marta Rodriguez.
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# you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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"""Uploads an apk to the alpha track."""
import argparse
from apiclient.discovery import build
import httplib2
from oauth2client import client
TRACK = 'alpha' # Can be 'alpha', beta', 'production' or 'rollout'
SERVICE_ACCOUNT_EMAIL = (
'ENTER_YOUR_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_EMAIL_HERE@developer.gserviceaccount.com')
# Declare command-line flags.
argparser = argparse.ArgumentParser(add_help=False)
argparser.add_argument('package_name',
help='The package name. Example: com.android.sample')
argparser.add_argument('apk_file',
nargs='?',
default='test.apk',
help='The path to the APK file to upload.')
def main():
# Load the key in PKCS 12 format that you downloaded from the Google APIs
# Console when you created your Service account.
f = file('key.p12', 'rb')
key = f.read()
f.close()
# Create an httplib2.Http object to handle our HTTP requests and authorize it
# with the Credentials. Note that the first parameter, service_account_name,
# is the Email address created for the Service account. It must be the email
# address associated with the key that was created.
credentials = client.SignedJwtAssertionCredentials(
SERVICE_ACCOUNT_EMAIL,
key,
scope='https://www.googleapis.com/auth/androidpublisher')
http = httplib2.Http()
http = credentials.authorize(http)
service = build('androidpublisher', 'v2', http=http)
# Process flags and read their values.
flags = argparser.parse_args()
package_name = flags.package_name
apk_file = flags.apk_file
try:
edit_request = service.edits().insert(body={}, packageName=package_name)
result = edit_request.execute()
edit_id = result['id']
apk_response = service.edits().apks().upload(
editId=edit_id,
packageName=package_name,
media_body=apk_file).execute()
print 'Version code %d has been uploaded' % apk_response['versionCode']
track_response = service.edits().tracks().update(
editId=edit_id,
track=TRACK,
packageName=package_name,
body={u'versionCodes': [apk_response['versionCode']]}).execute()
print 'Track %s is set for version code(s) %s' % (
track_response['track'], str(track_response['versionCodes']))
commit_request = service.edits().commit(
editId=edit_id, packageName=package_name).execute()
print 'Edit "%s" has been committed' % (commit_request['id'])
except client.AccessTokenRefreshError:
print ('The credentials have been revoked or expired, please re-run the '
'application to re-authorize')
if __name__ == '__main__':
main()

In Google Developer Console inside your app project, on the Credentials section, you must create a new "Service Account" "Client ID", if you have not already. And download the p12 file. You need the service account key file, generated in the Google APIs Console into the same directory and rename it to key.p12.

On Google Play Developer Console you have to give permissions to "YOUR_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_EMAIL@developer.gserviceaccount.com" for uploading apks.

Installation

Download Google APIs Client Library for Python (google-api-python-client): https://code.google.com/p/google-api-python-client/ or use pip:

  $ pip install google-api-python-client

Execution

  python basic_upload_apks_service_account.py your.package.name apk-file.apk

Based on https://github.com/googlesamples/android-play-publisher-api/tree/master/v2/python

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lpetre commented Jul 31, 2014

Thanks so much for this! Creating a new google service account will now automatically generate and download a json file that contains the private key and client email. I've forked your script and added support for that json file.

https://gist.github.com/lpetre/87a5196d14cf4484f1f2

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tbarsbay commented Jan 14, 2015

Thanks for creating this! Unfortunately every time I try to run I get an UnknownFileTypeError for my apk when it is passed as the media_filename. Do you have any idea what I can do?

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liszto commented Feb 29, 2016

FYI :
from oauth2client import client
then

credentials = client.SignedJwtAssertionCredentials(
      SERVICE_ACCOUNT_EMAIL,
      key,
      scope='https://www.googleapis.com/auth/androidpublisher')

didn't work anymore you must do this :
from oauth2client.service_account import ServiceAccountCredentials
then

credentials = ServiceAccountCredentials.from_p12_keyfile(
      SERVICE_ACCOUNT_EMAIL,
      key,
      scopes='https://www.googleapis.com/auth/androidpublisher')
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mix3d commented Mar 31, 2016

Thanks! This was a lifesaver. Taking @liszto and @lpetre's work together, plus some other finagling to match the latest API changes and examples, gives us a new gist, working as of 2016: https://gist.github.com/mix3d/665f4ab329b4482297a2f425ebba402c

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tayl0r commented Jun 28, 2018

New gist, working as of 2018: https://gist.github.com/tayl0r/bbffbd0788a71cd4062482ab1c49c292
This new gist supports the .p12 way of authenticating with Google.

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