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Basic Creds

Creds Guide

This document aims to guide you through the process of creating a Discord account for your bot (the Discord Bot application), and inviting that account into your Discord server.

Create a bot application and copy token to creds.yml file

  • Go to the Discord developer application page.
  • Log in with your Discord account.
  • Click New Application.
  • Fill out the Name field however you like.
  • Go to the Bot tab on the left sidebar.
  • Click on the Add a Bot button and confirm that you do want to add a bot to this app.
  • Optional: Add bot's avatar and description.
  • Copy your Token to creds.yml as shown above.
  • Scroll down to the Privileged Gateway Intents section
    • Enable the following:
      • PRESENCE INTENT
      • SERVER MEMBERS INTENT
      • MESSAGE CONTENT INTENT

These are required for a number of features to function properly, and all should be on.

Getting Owner ID*(s)*:
  • Go to your Discord server and attempt to mention yourself, but put a backslash at the start (to make it slightly easier, add the backslash after the mention has been typed).
  • For example, the message \@fearnlj01#3535 will appear as <@145521851676884992> after you send the message.
  • The message will appear as a mention if done correctly. Copy the numbers from it 145521851676884992 and replace the big number on the OwnerIds section with your user ID.
  • Save the creds.yml file.
  • If done correctly, you should now be the bot owner. You can add multiple owners by adding them below the first one. Indentation matters.

For a single owner, it should look like this:

    OwnerIds:
        - 105635576866156544

For multiple owners, it should look like this:

    OwnerIds:
        - 105635123466156544
        - 145521851676884992
        - 341420590009417729

Inviting your bot to your server

Invite the bot to your server

  • On the General Information tab, copy your Application ID from your applications page.
  • Replace the YOUR_CLIENT_ID_HERE in this link: https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=YOUR_CLIENT_ID_HERE&scope=bot&permissions=66186303 with your Client ID
  • The link should now look something like this: https://discordapp.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=123123123123&scope=bot&permissions=66186303
  • Access that newly created link, pick your Discord server, click Authorize and confirm with the captcha at the end
  • The bot should now be in your server

That's it! You may now go back to the installation guide you were following before 🎉


Last update: February 1, 2022