Authentication

Access Tokens

The apps.twitter.com application interface offers the ability to generate an access token and secret for the owner of the application. This is useful if:

  • Your application only needs to make requests on behalf of a single user (for example, establishing a connection to the Streaming API).
  • You wish to test API functionality from a single account before building out the 3-Legged OAuth flow.

Generating access tokens

  1. Login to the apps.twitter.com interface using your Twitter credentials
  2. Create an app or open an existing app that you would like to create access tokens for
  3. Navigate to the 'Keys and Access Tokens' page
  4. Scroll down and click on the 'Create my access token' button
  5. Take note of your access token as you will use in to access certain API endpoints

 

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