Android-studio – How to get the SHA-1 fingerprint certificate in Android Studio for debug mode


I have shifted myself from Eclipse to Android Studio. Now I am trying to work on my Map app. So I need my SHA-1 fingerprint certificate number.

When I was using Eclipse it was right under Windows -> Preferences -> Android -> Build. But in Android Studio I couldn't find out any option like this so that I could find easily the fingerprint. I am using Windows. I have read from this link that:

Android Studio signs your app in debug mode automatically when you
run or debug your project from the IDE.

So I tried to run this in command line after setting my Java bin path from this link and unfortunately couldn't find my fingerprint. It is saying that it is an illegal option.

keytool -list -v -keystore "%USERPROFILE%\.android\debug.keystore" -alias androiddebugkey -storepass android -keypass android

Is there a way to find the SHA-1 fingerprint from Android Studio like it was very easy in Eclipse? As I am newbie in Android Studio, what is the full process to find it?

Another thing I want to add is that I have my Eclipse generates the SHA-1 fingerprint and previously I have my app registered on that fingerprint in Google developer console, and I worked on that app in Eclipse by that API key. Is the same API key can be worked on this my project in Android Studio?

Best Solution

Easiest ways ever:

Update added for Android Studio V 2.2 in last step

There are two ways to do this.

1. Faster way:

  1. Open Android Studio
  2. Open your Project
  3. Click on Gradle (From Right Side Panel, you will see Gradle Bar)
  4. Click on Refresh (Click on Refresh from Gradle Bar, you will see List Gradle scripts of your Project)
  5. Click on Your Project (Your Project Name form List (root))
  6. Click on Tasks
  7. Click on Android
  8. Double Click on signingReport (You will get SHA1 and MD5 in Run Bar(Sometimes it will be in Gradle Console))
  9. Select app module from module selection dropdown to run or debug your application

Check the screenshot below:

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2. Work with Google Maps Activity:

  1. Open Android Studio
  2. Open Your Project
  3. Click on File menu -> Select New -> Click on Google -> Select Google Maps Activity
  4. A dialog would appear -> Click on Finish
  5. Android Studio would automatically generate an XML file named with google_maps_api.xml
  6. You would get debug SHA1 key here (at line number 10 of the XML file)

Check Screenshot below:

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Android Studio V 2.2 Update

There is an issue with Execution.


  • Click on Toggle tasks execution/text mode from Run bar

Check Screenshot below:

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