How to get the twitter API details (consumer key, consumer secret, access token and access token secret)

  • Go to https://dev.twitter.com/apps/new and log in, if necessary.
  • Supply the necessary required fields, accept the TOS, and solve the CAPTCHA.
    ubmit the form
  • Copy the consumer key (API key) and consumer secret from the screen into your application

If you also need the access token representing your own account’s relationship with the application:

  • Ensure that your application is configured correctly with the permission level you need (read-only, read-write, read-write-with-direct messages).
  • On the application’s detail page, invoke the “Your access token” feature to automatically negotiate the access token at the permission level you need.
  • Copy the indicated access token and access token secret from the screen into your application.

Be sure and configure your application as needed before attempting the “your access token” step.

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