Hi Rushikesh,

OAuth replaces Basic Auth as the way to authenticate with the Twitter
API. If you application didn't require a users password before you
won't need it now. In this situation you will probably find this
document helpful:

If, on the other hand, you were asking users for their username and
password you will need to ask the user to grant your application
access to their account. This process is explained in the Basic to
OAuth transition document:

The oauth_single_token page listed above contains information about
some OAuth libraries. We list others which you may want to try here:

Regarding your question about not using authentication. If your
application doesn't need to make any authenticated calls you could
just curl the server for information. If you need to request
information from an endpoint which we require authentication for you
will need to use OAuth.

Also, as Justin said, if your account was whitelisted before, it will
be whitelisted on OAuth.

Hope that helps,

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 3:59 AM, Rushikesh Bhanage
<rishibhan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Justin,
>   First of all thank you for your reply.
>     I have some questions in your answer?
>   You'll have to change clients
>       - what clients you are talking about ?
>    Changing auth schemes shouldn't change what you
>        can get out of the API
>      - If it is basic/ oauth , yes I am aware about that.
>    Once you setup your user's app/ids the same
> whitelist applies
>      - what this means to you?
> Can you tell me that as my account and IP is white-listed , If I switched
> from account(id/password)  to  IP(where I won't need to pass ID/password) on
> which I am working right now, in that case do I really need to do Oauth for
> IP also?
> Lastly congrats that you got all working again.
> Thank you in advance.
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 6:44 AM, Justin <justin.carl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> You'll have to change clients, but you can obtain the required tokens
>> to do the same calls. Changing auth schemes shouldn't change what you
>> can get out of the API. Once you setup your user's app/ids the same
>> whitelist applies. I just finished my conversion yesterday and
>> everything's working the same.
>> I use this now:
>> http://github.com/abraham/twitteroauth/tree/master/twitteroauth/
>> Go up a directory from there to see samples.
>> On Aug 21, 8:47 am, Rushikesh Bhanage <rishibhan...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi there,
>> >
>> > I have a white-listed account, but the rate-limit has decreased from 20k
>> > before 5 days to 12k right now. Initially I thought that this might be
>> > due
>> > to twitter running over-capacity because I was busy in finishing part of
>> > app
>> > to launch it in two days. But i just read one mail from Justin who is
>> > having
>> > same problem, now I realized that this cut off might be due to basic
>> > auth. I
>> > was also aware about the basic oauth shutting down, but didn't click the
>> > mind.
>> >
>> > We can switch to Oauth, but here are some doubts:
>> >
>> > 1. *What my app does*? -> in my app, when any twitter user enters his
>> > name-
>> > we crawl his data thru userstatus method, then we crawl his all the
>> > followers and show him his real followers.
>> >    For this I am using My Twitter Library from Andres Scheffer, to which
>> > I
>> > pass my white listed account user name and password to get all the data.
>> > *Now
>> > which Oauth library should I prefer that will meet my requirement?*
>> >
>> > 2. *How Oauth is going to work*? -> I am doubtful that how Oauth is
>> > going to
>> > work in my case, until now any user can enter his user name and was able
>> > to
>> > get his result. now will I have to take Oauth from each searched user to
>> > show his result?
>> >
>> > If it is so how can I use my white listed account log ins to get 20k
>> > calls.
>> >
>> > Please clear my doubts.
>> >
>> > Thank you in advance.


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