"Api-Key" and "Api-Username" for try.discourse.org?

Hi, I would like to create some weekly statistic reports using the REST API. I will be doing this for
forum linkingyourthinking com

but I would like to start early before I have gotten the keys from the administrator which might take a while, since they are in the middle of a 6 week workshop.

So I was hoping to begin right now with try.discourse.org, Is that possible? I have tried
curl -X GET https://try.discourse.org/site.json
and it works nicely.

You can set up a local development instance of discourse for such work. It is fairly simple to do so.

See How do I set up a local Discourse Development Environment?

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Thanks for the tip! Will there by any demo data in such an instance: users, groups and posts?

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There will be some default seeded data but you’re always free to create some data as per your own need.

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If you are doing reports on public data on try.discourse.org you won’t need the API keys, as the GET requests will work just fine without it!

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Thank you! I don’t have the terminology clear for me right now. I want to

  • list all groups
  • for each group, list group member statistics: seen, posts, read time, …
  • do this on a weekly basis and mail to the group leaders/guides.

That data is probably not public?

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It is! Discourse aims to be an open and crawleable platform by default. In fact you can even do the same on Meta.

curl https://meta.discourse.org/g.json

curl https://meta.discourse.org/groups/translators/members.json?offset=0&order=&asc=true&filter=

https://meta.discourse.org/u/falco/summary.json

Group leader data will be on the first request.

:slightly_smiling_face:

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