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Will the Twitter sign-in stop working on June 1st?

jrapagejrapage New
edited May 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
Twitter is forcing all developers to change their sign in procedure by the end of this month.
Previously, Twitter and its developers could use a security protocol called “xAuth,” which basically presents two fields (user name and password) to a user when that user wants to let an application access his or her Twitter account. Mac and iOS clients Twitterrific, Tweetbot, and Hibari have been using xAuth for a clean and simple log-in. Among other things, the developer of the client application can control the look of the log-in screen.

Now, however, Twitter is forcing all developers, by the end of the month, over to a more recently developed protocol named Oauth. Under Oauth, a user must leave a native application, launch a browser, go to Twitter, and enter his or her credentials there. Twitter than calls back and gives the application a token (a random number, essentially), which says this client has the right to respond on behalf of this user.
@Tim - Will we get a timely update to the Twitter sign-in on Vanilla, or do you recommend disabling at the end of the month (and how would that affect existing users?)


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    @jrapage, the Twitter plugin for Vanilla already uses the oAuth method, it will not be affected by this change.
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    Awesome, thanks for the confirmation.
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