Have you looked at xAuth? It was designed for desktop clients but it
may work well with Javascript clients.

Jonathon Hill


On Oct 6, 4:54 pm, Tim Bull <tim.b...@binaryplex.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> We are building an application client that is browser based.  We're
> very comfortable with using OAuth from our server side code and are
> using it fine with the REST API (users sign in, authenticate with
> Twitter, we store their access tokens and reuse as requested - at the
> moment we mimic the required Twitter API on our server and when a user
> does something like a POST, we call our stub, use their token to then
> make the call via OAuth to Twitter).
>
> So far so good, but we'd like to implement User Streaming directly
> into the client side application.
>
> I've been browsing the Twitter Development documentation and there's a
> couple of points I'd like clarification on:
>
> *http://dev.twitter.com/pages/auth_overviewsays Streaming supports
> Basic and OAuth.
>
> *http://dev.twitter.com/pages/user_streamssays that the user streams
> supports OAuth only "HTTPS, OAuth and JSON only".  No problems here, I
> just raise it to point out the auth_overview doco is slightly out of
> date.
>
> *http://dev.twitter.com/pages/oauth_librariestalks about a JS
> library but says "Javascript really shouldn't be used for OAuth 1.0A
> with respect to websites in web browsers. Ideally, you'll only use
> Javascript to perform OAuth operations when using server-side."
>
> The points I'd like some clarification on:
>
> 1. Given user_streams API is the intended way for clients to access
> Twitter going forwards, I presume it's intended not just for desktop,
> but also web clients too?
> 2. If 1 is correct, then is it OK to use JavaScript for the OAuth?  If
> it's not, what is the recommended approach for a client side web
> application to connect and authenticate to the user_stream?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Tim

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