you should get some additional information on the oauth request that you
could use to call users/show.  however, also, if you were to call

for example, without the username in the URL, but do it using auth (sign the
request using oauth), then twitter should guess who you are from that and
return the data.

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 8:56 AM, xhe <> wrote:

> I now want to enable user to link their twitter account to our
> website, that means, after OAuth, twitter will forward user to my
> website, and then I want to retrieve that user's profile, such as
> twitterId, name..., and prefill the form for user to register.
> This steps is pretty straightforword, just like any other social
> websites, such as linkedIn, myspace. But I didn't realize that after
> Oauth step, I am lost in finding a suitable API to retrieve that
> user's profile.
> I would like to use this one,
> But this API require the userID or screenName, that is what I don't
> have.
> So question is: how to retrieve the userId or screen name and other
> profile information for the user?
> Thanks

Raffi Krikorian
Twitter Platform Team

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