Turning on the Google App Engine

When it comes to deploying a python script on the web, Google App Engine is one approach.  It took me a while to work out how to get started on this, but here is the way forward if you already have a domain site registered with Google Apps. Until I did this, I repeatedly got an “Unauthorized” message when I went to the AppEngine page.

  • log in as the admin for your site, e.g. at mail.yourdomainname.com
  • go to the control panel, www.google.com/a/yourdomainname.com
  • choose Organizations and Users, and the Services tab within that
  • turn Google App Engine on, and save changes
  • go to www.appengine.com/a/yourdomainname.com