They can force oauth authentication for authenticated API calls. If the API stops looking at the HTTP_AUTH_USER to determine who the user is, basic auth has been deprecated...

On Dec 9, 2009, at 6:24 AM, "Dean Collins" <> wrote:

How are they going to stop basic auth?

If a website already have the username/passwords doesn't that mean they
can log in on a users behalf until they change the password via the website?



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Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 9:12 AM
Subject: [twitter-dev] Basic Auth deprecation coming

With Basic Auth deprecation coming in June 2010, will developers have
a "sand box" way to use Basic Auth?  I mean, it's handy to develop and
understand code with Basic Auth, and then cut it over to oAuth. Any

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