API 1.1 requires authentication to get statuses for an arbitrary, non-protected user?


#1

Just want to confirm this: to query for a (public) user’s statuses, I need to authenticate my API request.

That’s new in 1.1, correct?

Thanks.


#2

Correct, all API calls require your application to identify itself. Today, we require that an access token belonging to a user is used in such requests, but we’ll soon have a form of application-only authentication that does not require a user context.


#3

Okay, thanks. Definitely looking forward to the application-only authentication. (I can only hope that will be available before the 1.0 API is deprecated…)