With all the freely available examples, and all the freely available documentation and support available through oauth.net, what's stopping you from cranking out an OAuth client implementation in <2 hours?
OAuth helps prevent, or at least make obvious for the time being, spammers. HTTP Basic Auth has no value here. ∞ Andy Badera ∞ +1 518-641-1280 ∞ This email is: [ ] bloggable [x] ask first [ ] private ∞ Google me: http://www.google.com/search?q=andrew%20badera On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 1:48 AM, Ivo <i...@epointment.com> wrote: > > Hi, > > the developer wiki mentions that the source parameter is no longer > recommended, because using oauth, twitter can already know the source > of messages. > > However, there are a few use case scenario's that are limited if > source is only available through oauth. > > Oauth is all about delegated authentication. It's about the user > granting access to his resources to a service. > > There are services out there that do not use the user's credentials at > all, but use their own account. E.g. I built flackr.net, and it logs > in with its own @flackr account to follow its own timeline and > aggregate news on a website. I don't need user's credentials at all > for that. The Flackr backend is autonomous and runs on a server that > has no web frontend, it just fetches data and processes it. It does > send out tweets when it has aggregated something interesting. > > If I were to use oauth in this scenario I would have to build in full > oauth support in my backend script, only to login once with my own > account to grant myself access. Since this is not about delegated > access, I don't need oauth and can authenticate against twitter > directly. > > This is a perfectly good use case scenario, and the source parameter > would have to stay in order to support this use case scenario while > still providing a different source. >