Just save the OAuth Tokens. Simple as that :-)

Tom


On 10/19/10 5:26 PM, ATLChris wrote:
> Hello, I am developing a website (a.com) that will allow people to
> connect their existing account (on a.com) to their Twitter account. My
> site will use the Twitter API to scan peoples twitter friends looking
> for friends already on my site (a.com) and some status updates will
> occur. I am writing this in PHP.
> 
> What I am struggling with, is how I can save a users twitter
> information so the user doesn't have to be logged into Twitter.com
> each time my site needs to post a status update.
> 
> Like for example, Yelp.com I authorized Yelp.com to post to me feed,
> now when I rate a business, I can post that review to Twitter
> regardless of if they are logged into Twitter.com.
> 
> Or, like foursquare, when I checkin, I can tweet that checkin and it
> will show up on my feed whether I am logged into Twitter.com or not.
> 
> Are these sites saving my actual login credentials, or is there a way
> to save the oauth tokens in a database and just present them to the
> API when I need to post a tweet or get a list of that users twitter
> friends?
> 
> I hope this makes sense.
> 

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