Oh, OAuth

I had, apparently, blocked from my memory the fact that Twitter, Facebook, and probably every other place in the world requires OAuth these days.

OAuth requires, unless I'm missing something, two things: the user to sign in via the service's website (inconvenient but not impossible), and place for the service to send the oauth_token and oauth_verifier. And there it gets awkward.

Pumpkin Spice isn't supposed to be dependent on anything the user isn't a customer for (other than the already-existing networks). So who manages that token and verifier? OAuth2 gets past this but Twitter, at least, doesn't allow user-level posting from OAuth2.

Maybe screen-scraping would be more effective.

Page created: 08 November 2014

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