On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 17:50, Jaanus <jaa...@gmail.com> wrote:

> You don't actually _need_ to call it after obtaining the access token.
> It does not _do_ anything, it simply returns a "yes/no" type of answer
> to you (200 OK if the credentials are valid, 401 Unauthorized if not).
> When you manage to obtain the access token, it implies that the
> credentials are already verified. But it does not hurt anything to
> call it, so you can call it if you really want to be extra sure.

The verify_credentials method returns the entire user object and most recent
status object for the authenticating user so if you have to regularly update
a users profile information and are running into rate limiting issues this
can be a good work around.


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