Hi, I am trying a server to server communication from my Java application to my twitter account only.I assuming I have to use 2 legged OAuth/ xAuth to do this and avoid the browser redirection in the middle since this user/twitter account is totally under my control and I will not be using it for other users account and do not want to interact with a browser during this interaction with the Twitter account.
Is this a correct assumption ? I was told that xAuth is a temporary option provided by Twitter API folks. TIA, Vijay On Jun 13, 12:01 am, Vijay <bvija...@gmail.com> wrote: > HI Matt, > > Thanks for your response. > I tried using the oauth token and secret for the x_auth_username and > x_auth_password but that did not work for the 2 legged oauth that I am > trying to achieve using Twitter4J so that I don't get prompted for the > browser authorization that I am trying to avoid.I have sent a request > to the twittter api folks about it.I am not sure if that is the right > way to proceed. > > Just to clarify.I have my own Twitter account and I have a web > application that wants to access my Twitter account private list of > followers.So, I setup a Twitter a/c and also an Application under that > a/c which gave me a consumer key/secret.Now, I have a web application > which accesses this Twitter a/c to get the private list of followers > without prompting a Browser prompt for user authorization(server to > server backend using 2 legged Oauth maybe ???) > > TIA,Vijay > > On Jun 12, 12:07 pm, Matt Harris <thematthar...@twitter.com> wrote: > > > > > HiVijay, > > > If you only want access to your own account then you can visit the > > application details for your application onhttp://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 > > application. > > > Remember, this is only suited for your own account on your own application. > > > Hope that helps, > > Matt > > > 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_to... > > > > Appreciate any feedback for a newcomer with Twitter. > > > >Vijay > > > -- > > > Matt Harris > > Developer Advocate, Twitterhttp://twitter.com/themattharris