Connect your app to Twitter

To connect your Auth0 client to Twitter, you will need to generate Consumer and Secret Keys in a Twitter application, copy these into your Auth0 settings, and enable the connection.

1. Create a Twitter application

  1. Login to Twitter Application Management.

  2. Click Create New App:

    Create new Twitter app

  3. Provide the required information. For Callback URL, enter https://YOUR_AUTH0_DOMAIN/login/callback

    Callback URL

  4. Agree to the Developer Agreement and click Create your Twitter Application.

  5. Once the app is created, go to the Settings tab and verify that the Allow this application to be used to Sign in with Twitter option is selected.

    Allow this application to be used to Sign in with Twitter

2. Get your Consumer Key and Consumer Secret

  1. Your Consumer Key and Consumer Secret will be displayed in the Keys and Access Tokens tab of your app on Twitter:

    Consumer Key and Consumer Secret

  2. Leave this window open.

3. Copy your Consumer Key and Consumer Secret in Auth0

  1. In a separate window, login to the Auth0 Dashboard and select Connections > Social in the left navigation.

  2. Select the connection with the Twitter logo to access this connection's Settings page.

  3. Copy the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret from your app's Keys and Access Tokens tab on Twitter into the fields on this page on Auth0.

    Update Auth0 connection settings

  4. Click Save.

Twitter Profile Attribute Permissions

Unlike many social identity providers, Twitter manages profile attribute permissions at the application level. By default, your client will be granted Read and Write permissions. You can customize these in the Permissions section of the Twitter Application Management page. For more information, see: Application Permission Model.

4. Enable the connection

  1. Go to the Clients tab of the Twitter connection on Auth0 and select each of your existing Auth0 clients for which you want to enable this connection:

    Enable connection for clients

  2. Click Save.

5. Test your connection

  1. Go back to the Connections > Social section of the Auth0 dashboard. If you have configured your app correctly, you will see a Try icon next to the Twitter logo:

    Try connection

  2. Click the Twitter logo to return to the Settings page of this connection and click Try:

    Try connection

  3. You will be asked to sign-in to Twitter to authorize your new app to access your Twitter account:

    Authorize the new app

  4. If you have configured everything correctly, you will see the It works!!! page:

    Test results

6. Access Twitter API

Once you successfully authenticate a user, Twitter includes an Access Token in the user profile it returns to Auth0.

You can then use this token to call their API.

In order to get a Twitter Access Token, you have to retrieve the full user's profile, using the Auth0 Management API, and extract the Access Token from the response. For detailed steps refer to Call an Identity Provider API.

Once you have the token you can call the API, following Twitter's documentation.

For more information on these tokens, refer to Identity Provider Access Tokens.

Next Steps

Now that you have a working connection, the next step is to configure your application to use it. You can follow our step-by-step quickstarts or use directly our libraries and API.

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