Obtaining and using access tokens

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This vignette covers how to obtain and use Twitter API access tokens for use in the rtweet package.

Creating a Twitter App

Authorization methods

Users can create their personal Twitter token in two different ways. Each method is outlined below.

1. Browser-based authentication

## install httpuv if not already
if (!requireNamespace("httpuv", quietly = TRUE)) {
  install.packages("httpuv")
}

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## load rtweet
library(rtweet)

## store api keys (these are fake example values; replace with your own keys)
api_key <- "afYS4vbIlPAj096E60c4W1fiK"
api_secret_key <- "bI91kqnqFoNCrZFbsjAWHD4gJ91LQAhdCJXCj3yscfuULtNkuu"

## authenticate via web browser
token <- create_token(
  app = "rstatsjournalismresearch",
  consumer_key = api_key,
  consumer_secret = api_secret_key)
## view token (you should see the correct app name)
token

2. Access token/secret method

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## store api keys (these are fake example values; replace with your own keys)
api_key <- "afYS4vbIlPAj096E60c4W1fiK"
api_secret_key <- "bI91kqnqFoNCrZFbsjAWHD4gJ91LQAhdCJXCj3yscfuULtNkuu"
access_token <- "9551451262-wK2EmA942kxZYIwa5LMKZoQA4Xc2uyIiEwu2YXL"
access_token_secret <- "9vpiSGKg1fIPQtxc5d5ESiFlZQpfbknEN1f1m2xe5byw7"

## authenticate via web browser
token <- create_token(
  app = "rstatsjournalismresearch",
  consumer_key = api_key,
  consumer_secret = api_secret_key,
  access_token = access_token,
  access_secret = access_token_secret)

Authorization in future R sessions

## check to see if the token is loaded
library(rtweet)
get_token()

That's it!



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rtweet documentation built on Jan. 11, 2020, 9:11 a.m.