Twitter

Authentication Users Password

Presentation

Twitter is a famous microblogging server. Twitter use OAuth protocol to allow applications to reuse its own authentication process (it means, if your are connected to Twitter, other applications can trust Twitter and let you in).

You need Net::Twitter package, with a very recent version (>3).

You need to register a new application on Twitter to get API key and API secret. See Twitter FAQ on how to do that:.

Configuration

In Manager, go in General Parameters > Authentication modules and choose Twitter for authentication module.

You can then choose any other module for users and password.
Browser implementations of formAction directive are inconsistent (e.g. Firefox doesn't block the redirects whereas Chrome does). Administrators may have to modify formAction value with wildcard likes *.

In Manager, go in :

General Parameters > Advanced Parameters > Security > Content Security Policy > Form destination

Then, go in Twitter parameters:

  • Authentication level: authentication level for this module.
  • API key: API key from Twitter
  • API secret: API secret from Twitter
  • Application name (optional): Application name (visible in Twitter)
  • User field: Twitter field that will be used as default user identifier. Allowed values:
    • screen_name
    • user_id