# Discourse

You can use these credentials to authenticate the following nodes with Discourse.

# Prerequisites

# Using API Key

  1. Open your Discourse dashboard.
  2. Click on the API tab.
  3. Click on the + New API Key button.
  4. Enter a description in the Description field.
  5. Based on your use-case, do one of the following:
    • If you want to create the API key for a single user, select 'Single User' from the User Level dropdown list. Enter the username in the User field and select the user from the dropdown list.
    • If you want to create the API key for all your users, select 'All Users' from the User Level dropdown list.
  6. If you want to select all the scopes, check the Global Key (allowed all actions) checkbox. Otherwise, select scopes individually under the Scopes section.
  7. Click on the Save button.
  8. Copy the displayed API key.
  9. Enter the name for your credentials in the Credentials Name field in the 'Discourse API' credentials in n8n.
  10. Enter the URL of your Discourse instance in the URL field in the 'Discourse API' credentials in n8n. For example, https://community.n8n.io.
  11. Paste the API key in the API Key field in the 'Discourse API' credentials in n8n.
  12. Enter your Discourse username in the Username field in the 'Discourse API' credentials in n8n.
  13. Click the Create button to create your credentials in n8n.

The following video demonstrates the steps mentioned above.