I would love to see Twitter implement essentially the http://SuperTweet.net
approach, where I can set a separate password for use with Basic Auth
credentials that do not use my real Twitter password and I can revoke
or change that password independently of my real Twitter password.
This would shut down the http://SuperTweet.net site/service which
would be fine by me (as the one who funds that service out of my own
pocket). :)

On Sep 13, 10:33 am, Jeff Gladnick <jeff.gladn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> There was a very easy solution, IMHO, to the basic auth issue that I
> am surprised twitter didn't consider.
>
> 1) Add a new field to user profile settings that is "Allow basic
> authentication for API."  Set this to be false by default for all
> users.  You can even set a scary message here discouraging its use.
> 2) If you try to post to this account with basic auth, it just wont
> work, and will return a "basic auth is disabled" error.
> 3) Even basic users would be capable to switching this to true so
> their app would work.
>
> Its not too late twitter.
>
> On Sep 13, 10:07 am, isaiah <isa...@mac.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > The bonus is that it's a way to still use plain old curl for testing.
> > Awesome!
>
> > On Sep 13, 9:21 am, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > They must have known that this was going to be discovered. We're
> > > developers. We like building, testing, and breaking stuff.
>
> > > Unequal applications of the rules. Happens all the time. Months after
> > > you've disabled something at the request of Twitter, you find well-
> > > known services that do exactly the same thing with apparent impunity
> > > in a much worse form than you did.
>
> > > On Sep 13, 10:40 am, funkatron <funkat...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > Read on this post:http://blog.nelhage.com/2010/09/dear-twitter/
>
> > > > Tested just now:http://gist.github.com/577273
>
> > > > If I pass "source=twitterandroid", it appears to work on all API
> > > > methods.
>
> > > > In light of basic auth being "disabled," why does this work?
>
> > > > --
> > > > Ed Finklerhttp://funkatron.com
> > > > @funkatron
> > > > AIM: funka7ron / ICQ: 3922133 / XMPP:funkat...@gmail.com

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