These would be steps to go through if you had neither a previous Google Cloud Platform account, nor a Google Billing account.
(If you already have an API key and not sure if your key will work with our system, please see here.)
Navigate to the Maps Platform and click on the Get Started button in the top right corner of the site.
Select the Maps and Places check boxes and click the Continue button.
Sign in to Google if prompted
If this is your first time creating an API key, you will have to create a Project first.
Wait for the billing prompt to appear and click on Create Billing Account
Select your Country and agree to the Terms of Service. Click on the Agree and Continue button.
Fill out Account, Address, and Payment information. Then click on Start My Free Trial.
Click on the Credentials option on the API Manager menu in the right sidebar. Then click on the Create Credentials button.
Click on API Key in the drop down menu. A popup will appear with your new API key.
Return to Local Falcon and enter the API key into your account dashboard.
Perform a Local Falcon scan. If the scan completes, congratulations you have successfully navigated the Google API setup labyrinth.
If you receive a scan error, here are some troubleshooting options:
For Local Falcon to work, we need to have both the Maps and Places API enabled.
To check if your API key was previsouly setup to use Maps & Places, navigate to the Dashboard tab of the APIs & Services Section of your Google Cloud Platform.
Click on each of these API's and you will be able to Enable them on the next screen.