Getting following list for a twitter user


#1

is it possible to get the list of following user ids for a specific twitter user based on an access token via the rest api without the authorization header?


#2

Here is the REST API endpoint you are looking for in order to retrieve user IDs that a user is following: https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/get/friends/ids

However, whether you have a user context or use application-only authentication, you will need the Authorization HTTP header to authenticate your requests.

More information here:
https://dev.twitter.com/docs/auth/authorizing-request
https://dev.twitter.com/docs/auth/application-only-auth


#3

Thank you very much for your prompt reply.

Nevertheless, while implementing the authorization header according to the specifications listed as Authorizing a request we’ve come across the issue of where to get the “OAuth token secret” from, in order to have a signing key for the signature calculation.

Our client is a mobile app signing in to twitter once and passing the server its access token. On the server side - the twitter REST API is supposed to be called to retrieve a list of followings on behalf of the end user.

Can you please help us with getting this “OAuth token secret”?
Does that sounds like a proper flow ?

The integration level do seem to be pretty complex for such a simple API call.

Thanks in advance.