How to set up social connection with Discord


Adding social connection with Discord to your app with Clerk is done in a few steps - you only need to set the Client ID, Client Secret and Authorized redirect URI in your instance settings.

To make the development flow as smooth as possible, Clerk uses preconfigured shared OAuth credentials and redirect URIs for development instances - no other configuration is needed.

For production instances, you will need to generate your own Client ID and Client secret using your Discord account.


The purpose of this guide is to help you create a Discord account and a Discord OAuth app - if you're looking for step-by-step instructions using Clerk to add social connection (OAuth) to your application, follow the Social connection (OAuth) guide.

Before you start

Configuring Discord social connection

First, you need to register a new OAuth Discord app at the Discord Developer Portal.

Creating an OAuth Discord app

Set a name for your new application and click create. Now that your application has been created, from the left side panel click on OAuth2, this is where you also need to add your Redirect URL.

In the Clerk Dashboard, go to User & Authentication > Social Connections and enable Discord. In the modal that opened, ensure Use custom credentials is enabled and copy Authorized redirect URI. Paste the value into the Redirect input and save the changes.

Once all the above are complete, copy the Client ID and Client Secret. Go back to the Clerk Dashboard and paste them into the respective fields.

Obtaining the Client ID and Client secret

Don't forget to click Apply in the Clerk dashboard. Congratulations! Social connection with Discord is now configured for your instance.


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