GET oauth/authorize

GET oauth/authorize

Allows a Consumer application to use an OAuth Request Token to request user authorization. This method fulfills Section 6.2 of the OAuth 1.0 authentication flow. Desktop applications must use this method (and cannot use GET oauth / authenticate).

Usage Note: An oauth_callback is never sent to this method, provide it to POST oauth / request_token instead.

Resource URL

Resource Information

Response formats JSON
Requires authentication? Yes
Rate limited? Yes


Name Required Description Default Value Example
force_login optional Forces the user to enter their credentials to ensure the correct users account is authorized.
screen_name optional Prefills the username input box of the OAuth login screen with the given value.

Example request

Send the user to the oauth/authorize step in a web browser, including an oauth_token parameter: