Authentication for POST friendships/create


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I am trying to include the functionality of following other users on Twitter from my own app. I know that the URL endpoint is “https://api.twitter.com/1.1/friendships/create.json” and the parameters are screen name or user_id and follow=true.

The docs say that the authentication needed to make this request is “Requires user context,” but no auth_token needs to be passed as a parameter to this URL endpoint. It makes sense that authentication is necessary, since my app is going to make requests on behalf of a user, but I don’t see why one would need to authenticate a user, because no auth_token is necessary for this request.

Maybe I am not understanding exactly how authentication with Twitter works. I am also working with iOS and am probably going to extract the Twitter account from ACAccountStore.

The page in the docs that I am referring to can be found below:
https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/post/friendships/create

Thanks for any help in advance.