Authentication & Authorization

Twitter supports a few authentication methods and with a range of OAuth authentication styles you may be wondering which method you should be using. When choosing which authentication method to use you should understand the way that method will affect your users experience and the way you write your application.

Some of you may already know which type of authentication method you want to use and we want to help you check you’ve made the right choice.

If you use the... Send...
REST API
OAuth signed  or
application-only auth  requests
Streaming API OAuth signed