jason m jason m - 17 days ago 7
Python Question

Twython - Twitter API returned a 401

First time using Twython and following an example found in the docs here.

from twython import Twython



APP_KEY='my_key'
APP_SECRET='my_secret'
twitter = Twython(APP_KEY, APP_SECRET)
auth = twitter.get_authentication_tokens()

OAUTH_TOKEN=auth['oauth_token']
OAUTH_TOKEN_SECRET=auth['oauth_token_secret']

twitter = Twython(APP_KEY, APP_SECRET, OAUTH_TOKEN,OAUTH_TOKEN_SECRET)


results = twitter.cursor(twitter.search, q='BarackObama')
for result in results:
print result


I am getting the following back:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Users/%USER%/PycharmProjects/WebGatherBusiness/twitter_experiments.py", line 26, in <module>
for result in results:
File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/twython/api.py", line 478, in cursor
content = function(**params)
File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/twython/endpoints.py", line 230, in search
return self.get('search/tweets', params=params)
File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/twython/api.py", line 264, in get
return self.request(endpoint, params=params, version=version)
File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/twython/api.py", line 258, in request
api_call=url)
File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/twython/api.py", line 194, in _request
retry_after=response.headers.get('X-Rate-Limit-Reset'))
twython.exceptions.TwythonAuthError: Twitter API returned a 401 (Unauthorized), Invalid or expired token.


Could someone please provide some guidance?

Thank you!

Answer

You should be using the keys on apps.twitter.com not the one generated via get_authentication_tokens