Yes. user details are returned along with access tokens/secret. There is
really no need to call verify_credentials

> This way of doing things is against the "Sign in with Twitter"
> philosophy, but then I also don't see a way of re-using the access
> token if you are going with "Sign in with Twitter" philosophy. You are
> going to ask the user everytime (which means a If you use a cookie,
> or HTTP Basic Auth with anonymous access token),

Sign in with Twitter isn't conceptually compatible with the design of
OAuth authentication, but it makes an attempt to deliver on what the
consumer expects from it.
i am not sure i get this But from Desktop app point of view it perfectly
makes sense. You do not ask the user to login again  rather you use the
stored tokens .

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 9:45 PM, Chris Babcock <>wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Aug 2009 20:43:57 +0530
> srikanth reddy <> wrote:
> > just to add you can obtain the user id , screen name along with access
> > token/secret . You need to cache this.
> I stopped development on my own API library and decided to use Python
> for my app when Twython was introduced, so I haven't had a chance to
> send an OAuth request and examine the returns, which aren't documented.
> Do you mean to say that the OAuth call returns the user record? That
> makes sense, but it doesn't explain the pathological obsession with
> working the verify credentials call into the work flow that I've seen.
> Chris Babcock

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