Bitly Authorization with Python
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Bitly Oauth Python (Flask) Example

Setup on bitly

Go to and follow the steps to register a new application.

Make sure to use your Client ID and Client Secret in index.html.erb and welcome_controller.rb.

The files

This example is modeled after bitly-oauth-rails

templates/welcome.html - Simple link that starts the authentication process. This will take the user to a bitly login page. - This is were the meat is. After the user logs in they will be redirected back here for more of the oauth process and to get the user access token.

templates/oauth.html - Access_token and Login will show on this page.


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