Hey guys, I was reading TweetDeck's support blog and saw something interesting:


After the switch-off clients will be forced to use a different system called xAuth.

Using the xAuth method, clients will only send your password to Twitter once. Twitter will then send back an "access token", kind of like a special security pass, which the client will use instead of a password.

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The most recent versions of TweetDeck for the desktop, from v0.33 onwards, already use xAuth rather than basic authentication, so will be unaffected by this change.

From what I've heard, xAuth is supposed to be temporary. Is TweetDeck just wording this wrong, or have they gained permanent access to xAuth?

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