gaurav jain gaurav jain - 8 months ago 376
Android Question

Firebase 401 unauthorized error FCM

I'm trying to test out Firebase Cloud messaging APIs as all functionality is not available from console (notably customization of notifications when app is in background). But for some reasons, I cannot get it to work, and it always shows up 401 error. I investigated the reasons for this, and tried it after regenerating new server key, but the error remains constant. Surprisingly, when I generated a new server key, it is not reflected in Firebase console and it shows server key as empty. Also, I tried adding my IP address to the server whitelist IPs but still no luck. I've attached a screenshot of a request that I did with Postman (I substitue the server key in place of serverKey.

I'm stuck on this for a few hours and would really appreciate some help.enter image description here


I noticed from your screenshot that you were using "key: serverKey". Could you try using "key=serverKey" instead?

Also you don't need to have "POST"; this is not proper json and would explain the error you are seeing. The URL of the request is already defined elsewhere so remove it from the payload.