A simple Python implementation of the Twitter Application-only authentication
Python

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twitter-application-only-auth

A simple implementation of the Twitter Application-only authentication https://dev.twitter.com/docs/auth/application-only-auth that offers applications the ability to issue authenticated requests on behalf of the application itself (as opposed to on behalf of a specific user).

Tested with Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3 and 3.4

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Install

pip install twitter-application-only-auth

Usage

import json
from application_only_auth import Client

# The consumer secret is an example and will not work for real requests
# To register an app visit https://dev.twitter.com/apps/new
CONSUMER_KEY = 'xvz1evFS4wEEPTGEFPHBog'
CONSUMER_SECRET = 'L8qq9PZyRg6ieKGEKhZolGC0vJWLw8iEJ88DRdyOg'

client = Client(CONSUMER_KEY, CONSUMER_SECRET)

# Pretty print of tweet payload
tweet = client.request('https://api.twitter.com/1.1/statuses/show.json?id=316683059296624640')
print json.dumps(tweet, sort_keys=True, indent=4, separators=(',', ':'))

# Show rate limit status for this application
status = client.rate_limit_status()
print status['resources']['search']

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