instaOAuth: Create OAuth token to Intagram R session

Description Usage Arguments Details Author(s) See Also Examples

View source: R/instaOAuth.R

Description

instaOAuth creates an OAuth access token that enables R to make authenticated calls to the Instagram API. The token can be saved as a file in disk to be re-used in future sessions. This function relies on the httr package to create the OAuth token, and is a simplified version of one of its examples.

Usage

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instaOAuth(app_id, app_secret, scope = c("basic", "public_content"))

Arguments

app_id

numeric, Client ID of application to be used to create OAUth token. Available at http://instagram.com/developer

app_secret

string, Client Secret of application to be used to create OAUth token. Available at http://instagram.com/developer.

scope

string, specifies scope of access to the authenticated user data. See http://instagram.com/developer/authentication/#scope for available options.

Details

To obtan your app_id and app_secret, do the following steps. First, go to http://instagram.com/developer/ and register your application with any name. Then, run the instaOAuth function with your "Client ID" and "Client Secret" as arguments. It will return a URL, which you will need to paste into the field "OAuth redirect_uri" in your application settings on Instagram. After changing it, press Enter in R. A new browser window will open and sign the token. If everything works works well, you will get a message that says you can return to R.

Author(s)

Pablo Barbera [email protected]

See Also

searchInstagram

Examples

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## Not run: 
## an example of an authenticated request after creating the OAuth token
## where app_id and app_secret are fictitious, and token is saved for
## future sessions
 my_oauth <- instaOAuth(app_id="123456789", app_secret="1A2B3C4D")
 save(my_oauth, file="my_oauth")
 load("my_oauth")
 obama <- searchInstagram(tag="obama", token=my_oauth)

## End(Not run)

instaR documentation built on May 29, 2017, 10:04 p.m.