Discourse_api gem help


Hello all!

We’re using discourse for our user community, and the discourse_api ruby gem to pull latest and top topics for our site (using the category_latest_topics and category_top_topics methods)

However, we are having topics shown that are from (sub?) categories that have their security set so that only admins may view them.

I would assume this is because our api key has admin privileges… is there any way for us to exclude topics based on this security setting?


(Dean Taylor) #2

I’m not familiar with the gem…

… but my understanding is that for the Discourse API generally an “API Key” is coupled with a “Username” - all the actions take place as that username…
… so if you specify “system” these actions take place as an admin as in the default setup “system” is an admin.

If you change the username to the name of a user with limited permissions the actions will take place with those limited permissions and return the restricted results you are after.