twitter login should use /account/verify_credentials #51

joerussbowman opened this Issue Jan 3, 2010 · 0 comments


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_oauth_get_user currently uses "/users/show/" + access_token["screen_name"] for logging in a user.

The access_token shouldn't rely on the screen_name, as the screen_name can be changed.

You can make a signed request to /account/verify_credentials to get the user information.

@bdarnell bdarnell added a commit that closed this issue Jun 1, 2013
@bdarnell bdarnell Get the current user's twitter information with /account/verify_crede…

This is more robust against potentially-changing screen names.

Closes #51.
@bdarnell bdarnell closed this in 85ff9eb Jun 1, 2013
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