python requests oauth1

Python Requests OAuth1

OAuth1 is an authentication protocol that allows secure communication between servers. Python Requests is a popular library used for making HTTP requests in Python. Combining these two technologies can help developers create secure and reliable applications.


Before we begin, make sure you have the Requests module installed. You can install it using pip:

pip install requests

OAuth1 authentication with Requests

To make authenticated requests using OAuth1 with Requests, we need to install the requests_oauthlib module. It can be installed using pip:

pip install requests_oauthlib

Once we have the requests_oauthlib module installed, we can use it to make authenticated requests. Here is a basic example:

import requests_oauthlib
import requests

url = ''
auth = requests_oauthlib.OAuth1(

response = requests.get(url, auth=auth)

In this example, we are using the Twitter API to verify a user's credentials. We create an instance of the OAuth1 class from requests_oauthlib, passing in our app key and secret, and the user's OAuth token and secret. We then make the request using the requests.get() method, passing in the URL and authentication object.


Using OAuth1 authentication with Requests can help create secure and reliable applications. The requests_oauthlib module makes it easy to use OAuth1 authentication with Requests in Python.