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The PIN-based OAuth flow is intended for applications which cannot access or embed a web browser in order to redirect the user to the authorization endpoint. Examples of such applications would be command-line applications, embedded systems, game consoles, and certain types of mobile apps.
The PIN-based flow is implemented in the same exact way as Implementing Sign in with Twitter and 3-legged Authorization, with the only difference being that the value for oauth_callback must be set to oob during the POST oauth / request_token call.
When an oob callback is requested and the user visits Twitter, they will not be automatically redirected to the application upon approving access. Instead, they will see a PIN code, with instructions to return to the application and enter this value.