Create an OAuth application.

The OAuth framework doesn't match perfectly to use from R. Each user of the package for a particular OAuth enabled site must create their own application. See the demos for instructions on how to do this for linkedin, twitter, vimeo, facebook, github and google.

oauth_app(appname, key, secret = NULL)
name of the application. This is not used for OAuth, but is used to make it easier to identify different applications and provide a consistent way of storing secrets in environment variables.
consumer key (equivalent to a user name)
consumer secret. This is not equivalent to a password, and is not really a secret. If you are writing an API wrapper package, it is fine to include this secret in your package code.

Use NULL to not store a secret: this is useful if you

See Also

Other OAuth: oauth1.0_token, oauth2.0_token, oauth_endpoint, oauth_service_token

  • oauth_app
# These work on my computer because I have the right envvars set up
linkedin_app <- oauth_app("linkedin", key = "outmkw3859gy")
github_app <- oauth_app("github", "56b637a5baffac62cad9")

# If you're relying on caching, supply an explicit NULL to
# suppress the warning message
oauth_app("my_app", "mykey")
oauth_app("my_app", "mykey", NULL)
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