"Sorry, you do not have the required trust level to access the user API" when on iOS

Hey, so I’m trying to check out the mobile app for Discourse, and I’ve ran into a few issues already.

First off, it’s impossible to sign up through the mobile app, or at least, for me, it was not intuitive at all. I tried linking my Github account, which “worked” but didn’t take me to any sort of sign up page. So I had to do it on desktop.

And now, after successfully signing up, it says this:

Authorize application access

Sorry, you do not have the required trust level to access the user API

What do I have to do to get rid of that?

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There’s a setting which you may want to adjust:

If it’s not set to zero, new users won’t be able to use the Discourse mobile app.

To me this seems a usability oversight, and I quickly changed the setting to zero when I realised what was happening to our new users.

However, I’m sure there’s a rationale for the default setting being non-zero.


@codinghorror you ok with me bumping the default to 0

What are the security implications for all new users to be able to get API keys?

very low risk, protocol for getting a key requires web access. If you can script that you can script a user anyway using cookies


If you think it is safe then I am OK with it.


Done per: