Authenticating with Earth Engine services is likely to be the biggest complication for developers who are not already working with the EE API.
While the Earth Engine API documentation and forums are the official source of information on how to authenticate, this is a quick overview.
If using the
pydeck-earthengine-layers package, any extra authentication steps
should be handled for you automatically. You'll need only the standard
authentication required by the
earthengine-api library to work with Earth
Engine Python objects, i.e.:
import ee # Necessary only on the first install; opens a Google sign-in prompt ee.Authenticate() # Necessary in every Python session ee.Initialize()
EarthEngineLayer provides an
initializeEEApi helper to authenticate and
ee.setToken(), and then
and returns a
Promise that resolves when authentication and initialization is
completed and the EE API is ready to use.
initializeEEApi with a
Note that this requires:
If you have an existing OAuth2 authentication workflow, you can use that to generate access tokens, which you then pass to
An access token is valid for a short period of time, usually one hour, and any requests to the EarthEngine backend will fail after that time until a new access token is provided.