How to get Twitter API Keys

15. February 2015 Tips & Tricks 0

In order to allow an application to post entries on your behalf to a Twitter account you will need to get the appropriate credentials.  You will need to have access to the desired Twitter account.    The following four tokens / credentials are needed:

'oauth_access_token' => Access token
'oauth_access_token_secret' => Access token secret
'consumer_key' => API key
'consumer_secret' => API secret

The process to authorize an application in Twitter is pretty straight forward:

step 1. Go to https://dev.twitter.com/apps 2015-01-18_001145
step 1a. *Important* Please login with the twitter account you want to connect to the application.

Additionally, in order to create a new app, you must have a valid phone number in your Twitter profile, otherwise it will not let you created it!

You must add your mobile phone to your Twitter profile before creating an application

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step 2. Click on Create App  and fill up the form, read and accept the agreement by clicking on

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You  now have a screen with your consumer key and consumer secret keys image
step 3. You will need to change permissions from read to read/ write.

Click on the  PERMISSIONS TAB and make sure it has read/write permissions.

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step 4. Go To API keys section and click generate ACCESS TOKEN. image
Step 5. Now that you have all for tokens, you you can now go into the administration screen  and copy and paste into the Twitter channel. image

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