Error 32 ( Authentication Error ) on calling the Twitter Search API


Hi guys,

I have read many threads on this topic, including:
and but I suspect I might be missing something here. I’m using the latest “ng-cordova-oauth”: “~0.1.0” to get an access token before calling the twitter search api.

Problem: “Data: {“errors”:[{“code”:32,“message”:“Could not authenticate you.”}]}” from $http.get(url)… on iOS where var url = ‘’; (Twitter Search API using encoded URL)
Note: This Twitter Status API URL (same as the postl by @saimon24) would work fine though ‘’. I could get the correct data back.

I also followed Simon’s post by calling this prior to the API call

function createTwitterSignature(method, url, queryObj) {
    var token = angular.fromJson(getStoredToken());
    var oauthObject = {
        oauth_consumer_key: clientId,
        oauth_nonce: $cordovaOauthUtility.createNonce(10),
        oauth_signature_method: "HMAC-SHA1",
        oauth_token: token.oauth_token,
        oauth_timestamp: Math.round((new Date()).getTime() / 1000.0),
        oauth_version: "1.0"
    var signatureObj = $cordovaOauthUtility.createSignature(method, url, oauthObject, queryObj, clientSecret, token.oauth_token_secret);
    $http.defaults.headers.common.Authorization = signatureObj.authorization_header;

The method above gave me the access token which I’d later use to call the API.

Anyone know why it I got code 32 only on the search API?

Thank you,


Just to update, it seems that this problem is triggered IF the query string contains special character that changes on URL encoding. On further investigation it’s because the oauth signature generated by cordova does not match the signature generated by twitter - this mismatch most likely causes this error 32. I will raise this issue to Cordova.