POST oauth/request_token

Allows a Consumer application to obtain an OAuth Request Token to request user authorization. This method fulfills Section 6.1 of the OAuth 1.0 authentication flow.

It is strongly recommended you use HTTPS for all OAuth authorization steps.

Usage Note: Only ASCII values are accepted for the oauth_nonce

Resource URL

https://api.twitter.com/oauth/request_token

Resource Information

Response formats JSON
Requires authentication? No
Rate limited? Yes

Parameters

Name Required Description Default Value Example
oauth_callback required For OAuth 1.0a compliance this parameter is required . The value you specify here will be used as the URL a user is redirected to should they approve your application’s access to their account. Set this to oob for out-of-band pin mode. This is also how you specify custom callbacks for use in desktop/mobile applications. Always send an oauth_callback on this step, regardless of a pre-registered callback.   http://themattharris.local/auth.php twitterclient://callback
x_auth_access_type optional Overrides the access level an application requests to a users account. Supported values are read or write . This parameter is intended to allow a developer to register a read/write application but also request read only access when appropriate.    

Example Response

Request URL:
POST https://api.twitter.com/oauth/request_token
Request POST Body:
N/A
Authorization Header:
OAuth oauth_nonce="K7ny27JTpKVsTgdyLdDfmQQWVLERj2zAK5BslRsqyw", oauth_callback="http%3A%2F%2Fmyapp.com%3A3005%2Ftwitter%2Fprocess_callback", oauth_signature_method="HMAC-SHA1", oauth_timestamp="1300228849", oauth_consumer_key="OqEqJeafRSF11jBMStrZz", oauth_signature="Pc%2BMLdv028fxCErFyi8KXFM%2BddU%3D", oauth_version="1.0"
Response:
oauth_token=Z6eEdO8MOmk394WozF5oKyuAv855l4Mlqo7hhlSLik&oauth_token_secret=Kd75W4OQfb2oJTV0vzGzeXftVAwgMnEK9MumzYcM&oauth_callback_confirmed=true