WebAuthorizer Documentation

Coordinator
Aug 21, 2011 at 11:14 PM

I documented WebAuthorizer here: http://bit.ly/nEP2at.

@JoeMayo

Sep 7, 2011 at 1:05 PM
Edited Sep 7, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Hi Joe,

I have a scenario where I'm trying to do what I thought would be simple.

I want to get a list of the most recent 20 timeline items for a user including any mentions.

I was reading that I have to perform some kind of auth to get mentions but this feed was just going to be in a jquery powered scroller.

does that mean i need to redirect my end user to allow the application permission just to do something like that?

Sorry very new to all this!

Coordinator
Sep 7, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Hi,

Twitter uses OAuth, so that's really the only option.  That said, there are different types of OAuth supported by LINQ to Twitter that you can look at to see what best meets your needs.  I've documented them here:

Learning to Use OAuth

For example, if you are performing actions on behalf of the user, then WebAuthorizer would be appropriate because that user has to give your application permission to access that user's account.  However, if you need to perform a general action that doesn't require a specified user's permission, then SingleUserAuthorizer might work well because it avoids the OAuth dance.

Joe