Commit 555f3497 authored by Aaron Hill's avatar Aaron Hill
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Removed Basic Auth references

parent b57b6dfe
......@@ -8,53 +8,12 @@ Authentication Tutorial
Tweepy supports both basic and oauth authentication. Authentication is
handled by tweepy.AuthHandler classes with two implementations
* OAuthHandler
* BasicAuthHandler
Basic Authentication
Twitter has disabled basic authentication on August 16th 2010 - use OAuth
authentication instead.
Basic authentication uses the user's Twitter username and password for
authenticating with the API. You must query the user for these two
pieces of information before we can authenticate.
Now first we must create an instance of the BasicAuthHandler and pass
into it the username and password::
auth = tweepy.BasicAuthHandler(username, password)
Next we need to create our API instance which will be used for
executing requests to the Twitter API::
api = tweepy.API(auth)
We are now ready to make API calls that are authenticated! Here is a
quick example posting a new tweet to the authenticated user's account::
api.update_status('hello from tweepy!')
Tweepy supports oauth authentication. Authentication is
handled by the tweepy.AuthHandler class.
OAuth Authentication
OAuth is a bit trickier than basic auth, but there are some advantages
to using it:
* You can set a 'from myappname' which will appear in tweets
* More secure since you don't need the user's password
* Your app does not break if the user changes their password in
the future
Tweepy tries to make OAuth as painless as possible for you. To begin
the process we need to register our client application with
Twitter. Create a new application and once you
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