How to pass authentication parameters with REST call?


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Hi,
I want to automate sending of direct messages to my followers.
Do I need to create an app for that? What kind of app would it be, as I will be making the REST calls directly from another framework.
I tried registering my app and getting consumer and secret keys, I even managed to get an access token, but how do I use them?
Do I need to pass them as headers in my REST call?
I will be specifically using the http://api.twitter.com/1/direct_messages/new call.
Could someone please point me towards a good example?

Thanks!