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A Python library for OAuth 1.0/a, 2.0, and Ofly.
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A simple Python OAuth 1.0/a, OAuth 2.0, and Ofly consumer library built on top of Requests.

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  • Supports OAuth 1.0/a, 2.0 and Ofly
  • Service wrappers for convenient connection initialization
  • Authenticated session objects providing nifty things like keep-alive
  • Well tested (100% coverage)
  • Built on Requests (v1.x)


To install:

$ pip install rauth

Or if you must:

$ easy_install rauth

Example Usage

Let's get a user's Twitter timeline. Start by creating a service container object:

from rauth import OAuth1Service

# Get a real consumer key & secret from
twitter = OAuth1Service(

Then get an OAuth 1.0 request token:

request_token, request_token_secret = twitter.get_request_token()

Go through the authentication flow. Since our example is a simple console application, Twitter will give you a PIN to enter.

authorize_url = twitter.get_authorize_url(request_token)

print 'Visit this URL in your browser: ' + authorize_url
pin = raw_input('Enter PIN from browser: ')  # `input` if using Python 3!

Exchange the authorized request token for an authenticated OAuth1Session:

session = twitter.get_auth_session(request_token,
                                   data={'oauth_verifier': pin})

And now we can fetch our Twitter timeline!

params = {'include_rts': 1,  # Include retweets
          'count': 10}       # 10 tweets

r = session.get('statuses/home_timeline.json', params=params)

for i, tweet in enumerate(r.json(), 1):
    handle = tweet['user']['screen_name']
    text = tweet['text']
    print(u'{0}. @{1} - {2}'.format(i, handle, text))

Here's the full example: examples/


The Sphinx-compiled documentation is available here:


Anyone who would like to contribute to the project is more than welcome. Basically there's just a few steps to getting started:

  1. Fork this repo
  2. Make your changes and write a test for them
  3. Add yourself to the AUTHORS file and submit a pull request!

Note: Before you make a pull request, please run make check. If your code passes then you should be good to go! Requirements for running tests are in requirements-dev@<python-version>.txt. You may also want to run tox to ensure that nothing broke in other supported environments, e.g. Python 3.

Copyright and License

Rauth is Copyright (c) 2013 litl, LLC and licensed under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for full details.

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