Firebase - Google Authentication

In this chapter, we will show you how to set up Google authentication in Firebase.

Step 1 - Enable Google Authentication

Open Firebase dashboard and click Auth on the left side menu. To open the list of available methods, you need to click on SIGN_IN_METHODS in the tab menu.

Now you can choose Google from the list, enable it and save it.

Step 2 - Create Buttons

Inside our index.html, we will add two buttons.


<button onclick = "googleSignin()">Google Signin</button>
<button onclick = "googleSignout()">Google Signout</button>

Step 3 - Signin and Signout

In this step, we will create Signin and Signout functions. We will use signInWithPopup() and signOut() methods.


Let us consider the following example.

var provider = new firebase.auth.GoogleAuthProvider();

function googleSignin() {
   .signInWithPopup(provider).then(function(result) {
      var token = result.credential.accessToken;
      var user = result.user;
   }).catch(function(error) {
      var errorCode = error.code;
      var errorMessage = error.message;

function googleSignout() {
   .then(function() {
      console.log('Signout Succesfull')
   }, function(error) {
      console.log('Signout Failed')  

After we refresh the page, we can click on the Google Signin button to trigger the Google popup. If signing in is successful, the developer console will log in our user.

We can also click on the Google Signout button to logout from the app. The console will confirm that the logout was successful.

Firebase Google Auth Log