We have tried to create a post in WordPress using postman, can't able to create one since we have received an error as you are not allowed to do this action

Even though I entered the admin login, it gives the same error !!!!

This is the exact error message,

{ "code": "rest_cannot_create", "message": "Sorry, you are not allowed to create posts as this user.", "data": { "status": 401 } }

I have tried using this URL in the postman (post) method http://localhost/wordpress/wp-json/wp/v2/posts

And in the authorization entered the admin credentials of my application.

Any alternative solutions are also appreciable .....Thank You!!!

  • Any luck with this?
    – aareeph
    Commented Jul 14, 2023 at 8:06

1 Answer 1


Thank you for your questions.

Did you check: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/11/05/application-passwords-integration-guide/ ?

From WordPress 5.6 you can set application password in your WordPress profile.

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