Tweet on behalf of OAuth'd user

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#1

My app allows users to log in with Twitter and authorise posting with read/write access.

Could someone point me in the right direction as to how I can post an update to a user’s stream from a node/express server?

Obviously I am a noob - there’s no arguing that - but I have spent some hours trying to find examples or solutions to no avail.

The closest I have come is that I require consumer_secret, consumer_key (both fine), access_token (fine), access_token_secret (not fine and I shouldn’t have anyone else’s other than mine). Obviously this allows me to post as me, but not anyone else.

I’m sure this is a trivial issue for someone on here and leveraging their experience would really help this chronically inexperienced person.

Thanks!


#2

You need all four tokens to post as someone else. The oAuth process gives you everything you need.


#3

Urgh. Thank you Paul.

And thank you for replying; I always had access to the secret but wasn’t capturing it. The tutorial I was following didn’t take it either. Then I read in a couple of places that you should never share your access_token_secret so I assumed that I shouldn’t have other people’s even they are auth’d.

Simple answer but much appreciated.