An Answer for Twitter OAuth-pacalypse

May 20, 2010

For your smaller Twitter API projects, bash scripts etc, we have launched in case you don’t get OAuth implemented by the time Basic Auth goes away June 30, 2010. It’s a Twitter proxy – you use Basic Auth to talk to the proxy, and it uses OAuth to talk to Twitter. Access Credentials

For example, to send a tweet, use the such as:

curl -u user:password -d "status=playing with cURL and the API"

The password shown in the example above is never your real Twitter password, but a separate password you set up just for use with the API – As with Twitter OAuth, you can revoke, change, or disable that password without any impact to your real Twitter password or Twitter account.  Also, you can deauthorize the API application itself on if you think it’s being bad, again, without affecting your real Twitter password or other Twitter applications.

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3 Responses to An Answer for Twitter OAuth-pacalypse

  1. 360
    May 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Here is an updated answer 😉

    A shell script to post to Twitter from the command line for both Linux and Mac:

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