An OAuth client can either have Read-only access or Read/Write access
to an account. So this gives the ability to read statuses/friends
withou having the ability to post.

On Oct 8, 2009, at 5:43 AM, Bjoern <> wrote:

> Hi,
> just wondering if I read this right: while OAuth provides a way to
> give a 3rd party access to an account without the password, it does
> not provide a way to simply establish the identity of a Twitter user,
> without giving away the rights?
> The only reason I would need access to the account is to make a post
> in the name of the user. But that could easily be solved with a
> "twitter this"-link instead. So I think it is a bit of a pity that I
> can not just authenticate somebody without asking them to give me
> power over their account.
> Björn

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