google-cloud-webrisk overview (2.30.0)

Web Risk Description: Is a Google Cloud service that lets client applications check URLs against Google's constantly updated lists of unsafe web resources. Unsafe web resources include social engineering sites—such as phishing and deceptive sites—and sites that host malware or unwanted software. With the Web Risk API, you can quickly identify known bad sites, warn users before they click infected links, and prevent users from posting links to known infected pages from your site. The Web Risk API includes data on more than a million unsafe URLs and stays up to date by examining billions of URLs each day.

Web Risk Product ReferenceGitHub Repository (includes samples)Maven artifact

Getting Started

In order to use this library, you first need to go through the following steps:

Use the Web Risk for Java

To ensure that your project uses compatible versions of the libraries and their component artifacts, import and use the BOM to specify dependency versions. Be sure to remove any versions that you set previously. For more information about BOMs, see Google Cloud Platform Libraries BOM.


Import the BOM in the dependencyManagement section of your pom.xml file. Include specific artifacts you depend on in the dependencies section, but don't specify the artifacts' versions in the dependencies section.

The example below demonstrates how you would import the BOM and include the google-cloud-webrisk artifact.

      <version>  26.28.0</version>



BOMs are supported by default in Gradle 5.x or later. Add a platform dependency on and remove the version from the dependency declarations in the artifact's build.gradle file.

The example below demonstrates how you would import the BOM and include the google-cloud-webrisk artifact.

implementation platform('  26.28.0')
implementation ''

The platform and enforcedPlatform keywords supply dependency versions declared in a BOM. The enforcedPlatform keyword enforces the dependency versions declared in the BOM and thus overrides what you specified.

For more details of the platform and enforcedPlatform keywords Gradle 5.x or higher, see Gradle: Importing Maven BOMs.

If you're using Gradle 4.6 or later, add enableFeaturePreview('IMPROVED_POM_SUPPORT') to your settings.gradle file. For details, see Gradle 4.6 Release Notes: BOM import. Versions of Gradle earlier than 4.6 don't support BOMs.


SBT doesn't support BOMs. You can find recommended versions of libraries from a particular BOM version on the dashboard and set the versions manually. To use the latest version of this library, add this to your dependencies:

libraryDependencies += "" % "google-cloud-webrisk" % "2.30.0"

Which version should I use?

For this library, we recommend using API version v1 for new applications.

Each Cloud Java client library may contain multiple packages. Each package containing a version number in its name corresponds to a published version of the service. We recommend using the latest stable version for new production applications, which can be identified by the largest numeric version that does not contain a suffix. For example, if a client library has two packages: v1 and v2alpha, then the latest stable version is v1. If you use an unstable release, breaking changes may be introduced when upgrading. You can read more about Cloud API versioning strategy here.