To retrieve my followers and also the followers of a few partner organizations, would I use the single-user oauth?


#1

Most of the docs and code samples assume the developer wants to send a human user through the auth process, but in the case of my app, I want the app itself to get authorized so it can retrieve the followers of a small number of twitter accounts.

Should I use the single-user oauth for this? Something else?

Thank you,
Ryan


#2

The answer: Use the single-use oauth. Create an app inside each account whose followers you want to retrieve. Use the access token & secret provided in the app’s page in the twitter account. Google the single-use oauth example that makes use of Abraham’s library. It’s about 5 lines of code.


#3

Glad you figured out the answer, Ryan.

Your approach is one way to go about it, but you could probably just have used the single access token with a single application to retrieve the data for all the accounts you’re interested in – you aren’t restricted to fetching only the data belonging to the authenticated user.


#4

Good to know. I’ll also give it a try with just the one access token.