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Get access to social media channel APIs

By Jonathan Baker

Request the keys and tokens from Twitter.

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You will learn

How to request the tokens and keys from a Twitter account. The keys will give access permission to the Twitter APIs. Twitter can change their documentation and processes so it might be necessary to check their documentation on how to set up the API access in the correct way.


Step 1: Apply authorization for Twitter API

Go to Dev Twitter, click on the My Apps navigation link, and log in with your Twitter credentials.

Step 2: Create an application for Twitter

Fill out the form. For sentiment intelligence, all fields are only needed internally for administrative purposes.

Field Name Value
Name twitter-app
Description Twitter sentiment analysis app
Website Your company’s publicly accessible web site
Callback URL Leave this field blank. This field is not needed for this scenario.

Read and accept the developer agreement by selecting the Yes I agree checkbox then, click on New App.

Step 3: Get the keys and tokens

Navigate to the keys and Access tokens tab. Click on the two locations to generate your own keys. This will generate the key and access tokens.

Write down the keys and access token. These keys will be used in the next tutorial.

Updated 03/18/2018

Time to Complete

15 Min

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