How to create a discord bot & token

How to create a discord bot & token

What is a Discord Bot Token?

A Discord Bot Token is a short phrase that acts as a “key” to controlling a Discord Bot. Tokens are used inside bot code to send commands back and forth to the API, which in turn controls bot actions.

Generating Your Token Step-by-Step

1. Go to the Discord Developer Portal

Your first step is to browse over to the Discord Developer Portal: https://discordapp.com/developers/applications/

This portal shows all of your applications and bots.

If you already have a bot created, click it in the list. If you don’t have any discord bots, click the “New Application” button.

Discord Application Portal

2. Give Your Application a Name

Here you’ll be prompted to give your application a name.

You’re likely making a Discord Bot here, or you need your token for a Discord Bot. If this is true, then think about what you want your bot to be named and enter it here.

Discord Bot Name

You can also provide description and upload picture after clicking Create

3. Retrieve Your Token

Your next step is to go over the menu on the left side of the screen and click “Bot”. It’s the icon that looks like a little puzzle piece. Add Bot Now you want to click the blue “Add Bot” button

Click the “Yes, do it! ” button…

You’ll see a green message, “A wild bot has appeared!”

A wild bot has appeared!

You’ll also see a “Token” and a blue link you can click called “Click to Reveal Token”

As soon as you click this link, your token will be revealed…

And that’s it! You have your token!

Add your bot into your Discord Server.

1. Add Your Bot to a Discord Server

In order to add your bot to your Discord Server, you’ll need to navigate back to the “OAuth2” tab. OAuth2 Screen

Once there, scroll down to the “Oauth2 URL Generator” section. In the “Scopes” section, you’ll want to select the “bot” checkbox. OAuth2 Screen

You’ll notice that a URL appeared as soon as you clicked “bot” — this will be your URL for adding your bot to a server.

But we’re not quite there yet!

Scroll down some more to the “Bot Permissions” section. This is where you choose what permissions to give your bot, and what it can and can’t do. Bot Permissions

Based on what type of bot you’re planning on building, you’ll want to select permissions that most closely match what it’ll be doing day-to-day.

Important: Do not select all of the permissions “just to make things easy”. Only give your bot the permissions it really needs.

After you’ve selected your permissions, scroll up a little bit and look at the URL that was generated. Client ID & Permission

Click the “Copy” button on the right side. This is the URL you’ll navigate to in order to add your bot to a server.

Go to that URL and you’ll see a page that looks sort of like this (see below). Here you’ll want to select the server you’re adding your bot to, double-check the permissions you’re giving your bot, and then continue to the next step. Authorize

You’ll likely get an “I’m not a robot” captcha message on the next screen. Solve the captcha and continue.

Authorization Successful Success! Your bot has been authorized, and you should see it pop up in the list of participants on your server!