How to Create a Twitter API Client

If you want to pull in data from Twitter, you’ll need to create an “API Client”. This is an authorisation protocol, that allows Virtual Campus to talk to your Twitter account on your behalf.

To do this, visit  https://apps.twitter.com/

Make sure that you are logged in under the university Twitter account.

Then click on “Create New App”.

You’ll come to a page called “Create an application”. On this page is a form, fill it out with the following values:

NameVirtual Campus
DescriptionThis connects Virtual Campus to the university twitter account
Website[your custom domain] OR http://[universityname].virtualcampusapp.com
Callback URLLeave blank
Developer AgreementTick “Yes, I agree”

Once you create this twitter application you will be presented with some “Application Settings”. You will need to click on the tab called “Keys and Access Tokens” for the next step.

Please send us your consumer key, consumer secret, access token, access token secret: to  support@wearesmile.com.

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