Tokens invalidated after 401 responses


#1

Hello, I’m a developer from Twitter Counter, an analytics platform and we’re tracking more than a hundred millions of Twitter users.

On August 18 one of our background processes, started receiving 401 responses of every request, turning our website down for about 8 hours.

After that, all tokens from accounts we used on that process are now invalid, we basically lost thousands of tokens and now we are not able to give the aggregated value to these users since we don’t have their tokens anymore.

We found that it might be related to a oAuth design problem, as you can see here.

We already sent an email to all of them informing the problem, but anyway this is going to impact hard our business.

Any help is appreciated.