Google AdsCommon Library

This gem is a dependency for the new generation of Ruby Google Ads client libraries. It contains common code shared among all of these libraries, such as authentication, SOAP stub generation, error handling, logging, etc.

Docs for Users

1 - Installation:

google-ads-common is a Ruby gem. See

Install it using the gem install command.

$ gem install google-ads-common

The following gem libraries are required:

  • google-ads-savon
  • httpi
  • httpclient
  • signet

Note: If you're using a version of Ruby lower than 2.2.2, you will need to manually install a previous version of Rack, a dependency of our HTTP library. You can do this with:

$ gem install rack -v 1.6.4

Docs for Developers

1 - Directory Structure

  • lib/ads_common/: Contains the bulk of the library.
    • auth/: Contains classes that can handle different authentication methods. Currently only supports ClientLogin.
    • build/: Contains classes that handle code generation, packaging and other build-time tasks for client libraries (not for google-ads-common).
    • savon_headers/: Contains classes that handle header injection into savon requests.
  • test/: Contains the unit tests for the library.

2 - Commands

To build the gem:

$ gem build google-ads-common.gemspec

To run unit tests on the library:

$ rake test

3 - Resources

Ruby client libraries code page:

Google Ads Developers Plus page:

Copyright/License Info

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  • Sérgio Gomes
  • Danial Klimkin
  • Michael Cloonan


  • Michael Cloonan