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Intro to OAuth with Node.js: OAuth 1.0 (One-Legged)

Introduction to OAuth with Node.js: Twitter API OAuth 1.0, OAuth 2.0, OAuth Echo, Everyauth and OAuth 2.0 Server Examples

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Introduction to OAuth with Node.js

Introduction to OAuth with Node.js: Twitter API OAuth 1.0, OAuth 2.0, OAuth Echo, Everyauth and OAuth 2.0 Server Examples

Let’s start with good old OAuth 1.0. The way it usually works is as follows:

  1. For the first time, when we authorize a user to use our app, we need to perform extra work and obtain access token and secret (three-legged).
  2. You store these values for each user in your application.
  3. Then, on subsequent requests, things become much simpler. We construct auth headers and make HTTP requests (one-legged).

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