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Twitter API oauth help

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DrJohnSmitherson    131

So I'm making a twitter program and this is the first time ive used the twitter api, or any api for that matter.

I created my app with dev.twitter.com.

Everytime I run the program i have to go enter the given url from the program into my browser, authorize the program to work with my twitter account, then enter a PIN that I am given.

Is there anyway I can skip doing this EVERYTIME? I authorized it once, isn't that enough?

Also, can someone explain all the different keys, secrets and tokens? I'm very confused.

Im using Twitter4j


// The factory instance is re-useable and thread safe.
Twitter twitter = new TwitterFactory().getInstance();
twitter.setOAuthConsumer("secretness!!", "secretness!!");
RequestToken requestToken = twitter.getOAuthRequestToken();
AccessToken accessToken = null;
BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));
while (null == accessToken) {
System.out.println("Open the following URL and grant access to your account:");
System.out.println(requestToken.getAuthorizationURL());
System.out.print("Enter the PIN(if aviailable) or just hit enter.[PIN]:");
String pin = br.readLine();
try{
if(pin.length() > 0){
accessToken = twitter.getOAuthAccessToken(requestToken, pin);
}else{
accessToken = twitter.getOAuthAccessToken();
}
} catch (TwitterException te) {
if(401 == te.getStatusCode()){
System.out.println("Unable to get the access token.");
}else{
te.printStackTrace();
}
}
}
//persist to the accessToken for future reference.
storeAccessToken(twitter.verifyCredentials().getId() , accessToken);
//Status status = twitter.updateStatus(args[0]);
//System.out.println("Successfully updated the status to [" + status.getText() + "].");

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DrJohnSmitherson    131

Anyone pleaseeee! What do I need to do, to save this authorization?

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Royalty    175

Use their "remember" feature.

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DrJohnSmitherson    131

Use their "remember" feature.

Do you know where I can find information on that feature?

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