The OAuth tool curl string is returning status 401?


The curl string from the OAuth tool page is returning 401, unauthorized. I tried generating new keys, this is from the oauth/request_token url. Is anyone else seeing this problem?


The OAuth tool is not suitable for that particular request – oauth/request_token can’t be presented an oauth_token because it has no context to the request at hand.

The OAuth tool is best used for the actual API methods rather than for emulating steps of the OAuth flow itself.


I’m actually just trying the exact same thing myself, having the same “problem”. Since my actual code is failing to process this request too, it there a way to try request_token successfully? As far as I understand the process, request_token is the first thing to do in order to let the user authorize my (client) application.