Yes you can make the calls using basic authentication to target the rate hit
to the account.

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 12:50, Robb <robert.stro...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I am developing a Twitter web app currently on shared hosting.  The
> only Twitter API call that I make is an unauthenticated call to users/
> show which is counted against my IP address API rate limit.  I do not
> have a static IP address so I can't whitelist my IP until I get my own
> server.  I can only whitelist my username.
>
> Can I add my accont authentication to the following call:
>
> http://twitter.com/users/show/username.xml
>
> in order to count the rate limit against my username instead of my IP
> for every user that visits my site?
>
> I am still a novice at PHP, especially security.  Would it be ok for
> me to make this call with basic authentication inside a PHP script,
> only returning the bits of info that I need to the user?
>
> Note that this feature of my site will not be behind a login for
> Twitter users, so I can not have users login and then have the API
> rate limit applied to their username.
>
> Thanks for the help,
> Robb
>
>


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