C3W1 graded lab, could not enable APi


I followed the instructions of the Classify Images of Clouds in the Cloud with AutoML Vision assignment. By logging into Qwiklabs with the provided usename/password.

After doing so, the next step is to enable the AutoML API. When I hit the enable button, however, I get prompted a panel that tells me that I need to setup a billing account in order to enable the account. When I click next, I am brought to a form where I need to fill in my address and credit card details to set up a billing account. I am uncomfortable with providing this information: I shouldn’t need to pay for resources in this course, and a billing account shouldn’t be required.

Please help and tell me how to proceed.

Hi @NiekTax
Welcome to Discourse!
I have restarted the lab on my side, but unfortunately I have not been able to reproduce the issue.
I agree with you that you should not provide any information about the billing account. This is NOT required to complete the lab.
Please double check the username/password inserted at the beginning.
In my case after enabling the AutoML API this is what I can see on my browser.

Please verify that the Google account in the the right corner of the window is like mine (student-…)
It sounds as if the logging procedure didn’t work well and you are using your own Google account.
Please take a look at the following link.
Hope this can help