Hi Michael,

The OAuth authorize step only needs to happen once before you receive access
tokens that allow you to act on a member's behalf. Once you've obtained an
access token, you can use it to make direct message requests for the user.
After completing the authorize and access token steps, store the access
token for the user so you can persist it across requests.

Taylor Singletary
Developer Advocate, Twitter

On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 8:10 AM, Michael Cameron <darx...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I was reading a twitter app book, and mentioned something about when
> you try to do a status update you have to always call authorize before
> your request. is this true? I have pulled my tokens using a library.
> but writing my own custom app.
> Should i be sending /authorize with access tokens first before my
> direct message request?

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