Accessing Google Drive through Azure Function

Bippan Kumar 1 Reputation point

The task is to download google sheet in excel format and store it in Azure blob storage on timely basics using the Azure time trigger function.

Access Method to users google drive - OAuth Client ID.

I have created an Azure function locally and it works fine as expected and performs the task but when I deploy the azure function I get this error.

Code for DriveService where the error occurs according to stack trace when deployed


public string[] Scopes = { DriveService.Scope.Drive, DriveService.Scope.DriveReadonly };
public DriveService GetService()
UserCredential _credential;
//Error Occurs at line below
Google.Apis.Auth.OAuth2.Flows.GoogleAuthorizationCodeFlow googleAuthFlow = new GoogleAuthorizationCodeFlow(new GoogleAuthorizationCodeFlow.Initializer()
ClientSecrets = new ClientSecrets
ClientId = _config[Constant.ClientId],
ClientSecret = _config[Constant.ClientSecret],

        string FilePath = Path.GetDirectoryName(_driveCredentialsPath);  

        _credential = GoogleWebAuthorizationBroker.AuthorizeAsync(  
            new FileDataStore(FilePath, true)).Result;  

        DriveService service = new DriveService(new BaseClientService.Initializer()  
            HttpClientInitializer = _credential,  
            ApplicationName = Constant.ApplicationName,  
        return service;  


I think there are two situations where it can go wrong but I am not sure about it.

When I am running the application locally a consent screen appears and gives permission to access the drive.

When this same function is running on azure who and how it will grant permission to access the drive.
I have provided my Azure App URL on Google OAuth Consent Screen as mentioned below to overcome this situation.


When I am running locally after giving permission to access drive it creates a TOKENRESPONSE-USER file a which consists of the access token, expiry date refresh token, and scope.


Is this possible that when the function is deployed it is unable to create a TOKENRESPONSE-USER file on azure function?

Please let me know why I am getting this error or do I need to change something in my process.

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  1. ChaitanyaNaykodi-MSFT 23,426 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Bippan Kumar ,

    Thank you for reaching out. For Function App there is no need to authenticate the user within the code, you can configure your function app to use Google login instead, when you register your app on Google by following the steps mentioned in the document. When the token expires the function can app leverage this connection to refresh it as discussed here. Maybe you can also use this tutorial for reference.
    Please let me know if there any concerns, I will be happy to continue with our discussion.