Getting 401 unauthorized error While Generating request_token request


Hi I am attempting to generate a request token by POSTing to, but I cannot seem to get any response
other than an http 401 error

My Authorization: header looks like this:

Authorization : OAuth oauth_callback=“",oauth_consumer_key=“XXX”,oauth_nonce=“XXX”,oauth_signature=“XXX”,oauth_signature_method=“HMAC-SHA1”,oauth_timestamp=“XX”,oauth_version="1.0

Anybody have any idea how to get this to work?


Hi @Ravivarma, I deleted your other two duplicate threads.

What language are you using? Is your computer’s clock accurate? (OAuth has a time component)


yes Clock is Accurate and iam getting status as 401 and error
"code": 32,
“message”: "Could not authenticate you."
can you please help me to generate oauth_token


These are my values, which iam passing in Header

Authorization: OAuth oauth_consumer_key=“xxxxxx”, oauth_nonce=“e99383e40bc62c4afd5527e90f051136”, oauth_signature=“9gK924SlSb0k9%2BsLVB2ZNHSaz%2BI%3D”, oauth_signature_method=“HMAC-SHA1”, oauth_timestamp=“1472572224”, oauth_version=“1.0”


What language are you coding in - is there a particular reason for not using one of the existing third party libraries that simplify this process for you?


iam direcly using the values from dev account by using TestOauth and trying to generate oauth_token through postman


iam new to this, iam learning about how to get Oauth_token ,iam direcly using the values from dev account by using TestOauth and trying to generate oauth_token through postman


OAuth can be quite tricky, and I don’t generally use Postman although I know some other folks on my team do so. I’d recommend tracing through the steps in the OAuth documentation and checking all of your request headers etc.


Yes thanq, i fallowed all the requried steps, To get access token we have to generate oauth_token i fallowed all the steps and created Signature base string
and signing key but iam getting same error code 32, could not authenticate you.
iam passing redirect url also as header


Can any one help me in Generating Oauth_token and Oauth_secret iam getting status 401 and error message as
“errors”: [
“code”: 32,
“message”: “Could not authenticate you.”
can any one help me to resolve this error?


I strongly suspect you’re not signing the request correctly.

One thing you could try is running your request through twurl using the -t option to check how the headers and signature are generated there.


Iam following the proccess Implementing Sign in with Twitter and and i created Signature base string and signing key and ihave checked in OAuth signature checker and its showing everything is currect but iam still getting 401 and “message”: “Could not authenticate you.”


can you send me a sample example or a vidio of generating oauth_token and access token using Sign in with twitter method,because i tried lot of times but getting same error 401


Did you try tracing a twurl authorization request already?


Hi AndyPiper Thanq For your Help Now Ihave Generated AccessToken for Twitter


Iwant To Know Some Information From You Regarding Twitter did Webhook or polling Available for twitter?




No Pooling and No webhooks too?


No PoIling?