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Getting Started

In this following section, you will find commonly asked questions and answers about how to get started with Discord.Net, as well as basic introduction to the Discord API ecosystem.

How do I add my bot to my guild?

Inviting your bot can be done by using the OAuth2 url generator provided by the Discord Developer Portal.

Permissions can be granted by selecting the bot scope in the scopes section.


A permissions tab will appear below the scope selection, from which you can pick any permissions your bot may require to function. When invited, the role this bot is granted will include these permissions. If you grant no permissions, no role will be created for your bot upon invitation as there is no need for one.


When done selecting permissions, you can use the link below in your browser to invite the bot to servers where you have the Manage Server permission.


If you are planning to play around with slash/context commands, make sure to check the application commands scope before inviting your bot!


You do not have to kick and reinvite your bot to update permissions/scopes later on. Simply reusing the invite link with provided scopes/perms will update it accordingly.

What is a token?

A token is a credential used to log into an account. This information should be kept private and for your eyes only. Anyone with your token can log into your account. This risk applies to both user and bot accounts. That also means that you should never hardcode your token or add it into source control, as your identity may be stolen by scrape bots on the internet that scours through constantly to obtain a token.

What is a client/user/object ID?

Each user and object on Discord has its own snowflake ID generated based on various conditions.

Snowflake Generation

Anyone can see the ID; it is public. It is merely used to identify an object in the Discord ecosystem. Many things in the Discord ecosystem require an ID to retrieve or identify the said object.

There are 2 common ways to obtain the said ID.

By enabling the developer mode you can right click on most objects to obtain their snowflake IDs (please note that this may not apply to all objects, such as role IDs, or DM channel IDs).

Developer Mode

How do I get the role ID?


Right-clicking on the role and copying the ID will not work. This will only copy the message ID.

There are several common ways to do this:

  1. Right click on the role either in the Server Settings or in the user's role list (recommended).
  2. Make the role mentionable and mention the role, and escape it using the \ character in front.
  3. Inspect the roles collection within the guild via your debugger.