Username works on twitter.com but wont authenticate streaming API

oauth

#1

I am trying to get started with the streaming API, just by pasting the sample url, https://stream.twitter.com/1.1/statuses/sample.json in to the browser. It asks for my username and password but returns unauthorised. The username and password authenticates fine on twitter.com. What am I doing wrong :confused:


#2

This is not possible. You have to properly authenticate to the Streaming API using OAuth, not a username and password. You cannot access the Streaming API via a browser like this, you will need to use a tool such as twurl.


#3

Thanks