A Ruby wrapper for Sina weibo API(OAuth2)
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A Ruby wrapper for Sina weibo API(OAuth2).It is based on OAuth2 gem, thanks for his hard-working.I have wrapped most of the APIs sina defined.Note that all of the privilege APIs haven't been tested yet, since I don't get the authorization to use it.


gem install weibo2

Usage Examples

Config your api_key, api_secret and redrect_uri somewhere like development.rb.

Weibo2::Config.api_key = "1234567890"
Weibo2::Config.api_secret = "somethinglooksstrageandhardtoremember"
Weibo2::Config.redirect_uri = "http://www.example.com/callback"

Ok, now you are ready to enjoy it. Sina Weibo has provided several ways to get your access token, and you can easily get it using Weibo2.

1.The Authorization Code strategy with response_type set to code

# get authorize_url
client = Weibo2::Client.new
# => "https://api.weibo.com/oauth2/authorize?response_type=code&client_id=1234567890&redirect_uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.example.com%2fcallback"

# get token using authorization_code
# Weibo2::Client.from_code is a shortcut for client.auth_code.get_token("authorization_code_value")
client = Weibo2::Client.from_code("authorization_code_value")

2.The Authorization Code strategy with response_type set to token

# get authorize_url with response_type set to token
client = Weibo::Client.new
client.auth_code.authorize_url(:response_type => "token")
# => "https://api.weibo.com/oauth2/authorize?response_type=token&client_id=1234567890&redirect_uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.example.com%2fcallback"

# get token from callback hash like this /callback#access_token=6874dd3766b35536abcb76a9e3a57867&expires_in=86400
client = Weibo2::Client.from_hash(:access_token => "6874dd3766b35536abcb76a9e3a57867", :expires_in => 86400)

3.The Resource Owner Password Credentials strategy

# get token with user's password
client = Weibo::Client.new
client.password.get_token('username', 'password')

4.Signed Request strategy

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# get token using signed_request
client = Weibo2::Client.from_signed_request("signed_request-posted-by-weibo")

# you can see what the signed_request exactly is by
# => {"user"=>{"country"=>"cn", "locale"=>""}, "algorithm"=>"HMAC-SHA256", "issued_at"=>1320298983, "expires"=>1320385383, "oauth_token"=>"0ca59d99f92436d65ae23115604a3185", "user_id"=>1234567890}

5.Refresh your token

Note that you could refresh your token only when you can get the refresh_token.


You can check if you are authorized by

# => true

If you are authorized, then you can do whatever you want now.

response = client.account.get_uid
# => #<OAuth2::Response:: ...>

# => {"uid"=>1234567890}


You can find them in /lib/weibo2/interface/.Note that all methods follow the patten of

{resource}.{the_rest_path_joined_by_underline}(required_params, opts={})

So /statuses/hot/comments_weekly will turn to


And /friendships/friends/in_common will turn to

friendships.friends_in_common(uid, opts={})


Copyright © 2011 Acenqiu. See LICENSE for details.