oAuth or xAuth?

Feb 23, 2015 at 12:44 PM
Hi Joe, I am developing a desktop application for Windows to accompany a product where each end user enters their username and password twitter, this is recorded in an encrypted file and then the application must show home_timeline without the user re-enter his Username and his password, the application should automatically authenticate with "Consumer key", "Consumer secret", "username" and "password".
Should I use xauth instead of OAuth for this type of authentication?
Thanks
Silvio
Coordinator
Feb 24, 2015 at 2:47 AM
Hi,

XAuth is an option in LINQ to Twitter, just in case people need it. However, you need Twitter's approval and they prefer that developers use OAuth.

@JoeMayo
Feb 24, 2015 at 3:39 AM
Ok Joe. But are there another way to autoauthenticate?
Coordinator
Feb 24, 2015 at 5:46 PM
The documentation, Securing Your Applications, has all the available options in LINQ to Twitter for OAuth. These options match what the Twitter API offers, which you can view via their OAuth Documentation. The Source tab, above, has downloadable source code that includes demos for various technologies.

I know it's complex and a lot of material, but looking at all your options will help you make an informed decision.

@JoeMayo