Using Api with a Service Account

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I am writing a node service that will (among other things) wrap the rise vision api to serve via custom rest endpoints I am writing.

Once a user auths with my app through our own non-google auth service, I want to handle all risevision api calls on their behalf through the node service.

I currently have this node service using a service account to get a token, which then sets the credentials for the web app i have registered with risevision...

class GoogleAuthClient {

    constructor() {
        if (!instance) {
            this.oauth2Client = new OAuth2(clientId, clientSecret);

            const jwtClient = new google.auth.JWT(credentials.client_email, null, credentials.private_key, [], null);

            jwtClient.authorize((err, result) => {
                 if (err) {

        instance = this;

    return instance;

Everything seems to work until i actually call a rest endpoint, at which point the response is:
"code": 401,
"message": "User is not authenticated"

The app (clientId) is registered and I have also created a user on the risevision dashboard with the same email as credentials.client_email.

Can anyone help me figure out what I am missing?
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Anthony Sist

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