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RSOAuthEngine

By Rodrigo Sieiro - @rsieiro
http://rodrigo.sharpcube.com

About

RSOAuthEngine is an ARC based OAuth engine for MKNetworkKit. It supports OAuth 1.0a and it's fully compatible with MKNetworkKit existing classes, allowing you to simply inherit RSOAuthEngine instead of MKNetworkEngine to get OAuth support.

Usage

If you already have a project using MKNetworkKit, just add the contents of the RSOAuthEngine directory to your project and change all classes that inherit from MKNetworkEngine to inherit from RSOAuthEngine instead. Whenever you need to send an OAuth signed request, replace calls to enqueueOperation with enqueueSignedOperation.

If you're not currently using MKNetworkKit, follow the instructions to add it to your project here first, then add RSOAuthEngine as written in the previous paragraph. Important: although not mentioned in the instructions, MKNetworkKit also requires Security.framework.

Usage Details

A common OAuth flow using RSOAuthEngine should go like this:

  1. Create a class that inherits from RSOAuthEngine.
  2. Init your class using one of the defined initializers that include your Consumer Key and Secret.
  3. Send a signed operation to get a request token.
  4. Fill the request token using fillTokenWithResponseBody:type (use RSOAuthRequestToken as type).
  5. Redirect the user to the authorization page and wait for the callback.
  6. Fill the request token (again) using fillTokenWithResponseBody:type (use RSOAuthRequestToken as type), this time using the parameters received in the callback.
  7. Send another request to get an access token.
  8. Fill the access token using fillTokenWithResponseBody:type (use RSOAuthAccessToken as type).
  9. From now on, all requests sent with enqueueSignedOperation will be signed with your tokens.

Alternatively you could use setAccessToken:secret after initialization to define a previously stored access token. If you need or want to use xAuth instead of the request token/authorize workflow, please take a look at the Instapaper demo.

XOAuth

This library also supports generating XOAuth strings (to use with Gmail SMTP and IMAP servers, for example). Just call generateXOAuthStringForURL:method with the desired URL and method (GET/POST).

Twitter Demo

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About

This sample project demonstrates how to use RSOAuthEngine to authenticate with Twitter. It includes a basic engine that implements Twitter's OAuth authentication flow and allows you to post a tweet. It also shows you how to persist the OAuth access token in the Keychain. The Twitter engine should not be considered production code, and is only included to demonstrate RSOAuthEngine.

Building

To build the demo project, follow these steps:

  1. In the project directory, run git submodule update --init to retrieve MKNetworkKit (added to the project as a submodule).
  2. Put your consumer key and secret at the top of RSTwitterEngine.m and remove the #error macro. If you don't have a consumer key/secret, register an app at https://dev.twitter.com/apps to get a pair. Important: you need to add a dummy callback URL to your app when registering, otherwise Twitter won't allow you to send a callback URL in the OAuth request.

Tips

Swipe from left to right in the status message to clear previously stored OAuth tokens.

Instapaper Demo

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About

This sample project demonstrates how to use RSOAuthEngine with xAuth to authenticate with Instapaper. It includes a basic engine that implements Instapapers's xAuth authentication flow and allows you to add a bookmark to your account. It also shows you how to persist the OAuth access token in the Keychain. The Instapaper engine should not be considered production code, and is only included to demonstrate RSOAuthEngine.

Building

To build the demo project, follow these steps:

  1. In the project directory, run git submodule update --init to retrieve MKNetworkKit (added to the project as a submodule).
  2. Put your consumer key and secret at the top of RSInstapaperEngine.m and remove the #error macro. If you don't have a consumer key/secret, register an app at this page to get a pair. Important: most Instapaper API methods are only available to users with a Subscription account.

Tips

Swipe from left to right in the status message to clear previously stored OAuth tokens.

Compatibility

Currently this engine has been tested with Twitter and Instapaper. If you use RSOAuthEngine to implement OAuth authentication with another service, please let me know so I can update this section.

License

RSOAuthEngine is licensed under the MIT License. Please give me some kind of attribution if you use it in your project, such as a "thanks" note somewhere. I'd also love to know if you use my code, please drop me a line if you do!

Full license text follows:

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Acknowledgments

RSOAuthEngine may contain code from ASI-HTTP-Request-OAuth by Scott James Remnant and the iPhone version of OAuthConsumer by Jonathan George. I used bits and pieces of the code from both projects as references to write this engine.

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