GET oauth/authenticate

GET oauth/authenticate

Allows a Consumer application to use an OAuth request_token to request user authorization.

This method is a replacement of Section 6.2 of the OAuth 1.0 authentication flow for applications using the callback authentication flow. The method will use the currently logged in user as the account for access authorization unless the force_login parameter is set to true.

This method differs from GET oauth / authorize in that if the user has already granted the application permission, the redirect will occur without the user having to re-approve the application. To realize this behavior, you must enable the Use Sign in with Twitter setting on your application record.

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Resource Information

Response formats JSON
Requires authentication? Yes
Rate limited? Yes


Name Required Description Default Value Example
force_login optional Forces the user to enter their credentials to ensure the correct users account is authorized. true
screen_name optional Prefills the username input box of the OAuth login screen with the given value.

Example request

Send the user to the oauth/authenticate step in a web browser, including an oauth_token parameter: