There’s something a bit confusing about the Twitter API.
I recently created my own Twitter Access Token to make API requests. It’s a read-only token for the sole purpose of reading JSON data from my own user_timeline (my own account).
I retrieved the access token as described here:
To authenticate to make API calls, I followed these directions:
But the instructions on that page say I still need to use the “consumer_key” and “consumer_secret” in order to authenticate my request.
That doesn’t make sense. What good is an Access Token if I still have to use my consumer_key and consumer_secret to make read-only API calls to my own account?
What am I missing?
If I have an Access Token – shouldn’t that be all I need?
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!