Hi Vijay,

If you only want access to your own account then you can visit the
application details for your application on http://dev.twitter.com/apps. On
that page you will find an option called My Access Token. This option will
display the user token and secret for you to be able to access your

Remember, this is only suited for your own account on your own application.

Hope that helps,

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 11:06 PM, Vijay <bvija...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Pardon my ignorance here as a 1st time poster.
> My actual requirement:
> My web app using jQuery/Juitter needs to access my twitter account's
> private List of people I am following.
> I am trying to use a proxy service with a java servlet on the
> serverside to access the Twitter API.Basic Auth is not going to work
> and the next option was OAuth which lead me to the server-side
> solution with java/Twitter4J.
> I need to get a Browserless authorization exchange for my web
> application.Ideally, I would like to use the Consumer key and secret
> instead of username and password but I do not want to display the
> Authorization page for the backend access from my web application to
> my twitter account via the Twitter API to happen.Curently, I am trying
> to use Twitter4J to access the API with the Consumer key and secret
> and get a 401 authentication credentials error.
> I have looked at this post which asks to provide username and password
> in the POST.Is xAuth the option I should use for my web app to access
> my twitter account's private List of people I am following ?
> http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-oauth-access_token-for-xAuth
> Appreciate any feedback for a newcomer with Twitter.
> Vijay


Matt Harris
Developer Advocate, Twitter

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