python requests post oauth

Python Requests Post Oauth

Python Requests is a popular library used for making HTTP requests in Python. It can be used to send GET and POST requests, handle cookies, and more. OAuth is an authentication protocol that allows users to grant third-party access to their resources without giving away their credentials. In this section, we will discuss how to use Python Requests to make POST requests with OAuth authentication.

Step 1: Installing the Required Libraries

The first step in making POST requests with OAuth authentication is installing the necessary libraries. We will need the requests and oauthlib libraries, which can be installed using pip:

pip install requests
pip install oauthlib

Step 2: Creating a Client Object

To use OAuth authentication with Python Requests, we need to create a client object. This object will be responsible for handling the OAuth authentication process.

from requests_oauthlib import OAuth1Session

client_key = 'YOUR_CLIENT_KEY'
client_secret = 'YOUR_CLIENT_SECRET'

oauth = OAuth1Session(client_key, client_secret)

In the above code, we create an OAuth1Session object by passing our client key and secret to the constructor. These values can be obtained by creating an application on the provider's website.

Step 3: Making a POST Request

Now that we have a client object with OAuth authentication set up, we can make a POST request. We'll use the requests library to send the request:

url = ''

payload = {'key1': 'value1', 'key2': 'value2'}

response =, data=payload)


In the above code, we define the URL we want to send the request to and the payload we want to include in the request. We then call the post method on our OAuth1Session object and pass in the URL and payload. The response object returned by the post method contains the server's response to our request.

Alternative Method: Using OAuth2Session

Python Requests also supports OAuth2 authentication through the requests_oauthlib library. Here's an example of how to use OAuth2Session:

from requests_oauthlib import OAuth2Session

client_id = 'YOUR_CLIENT_ID'
client_secret = 'YOUR_CLIENT_SECRET'

oauth = OAuth2Session(client_id, redirect_uri='https://localhost/callback')

authorization_url, state = oauth.authorization_url('')

print('Please go here and authorize:', authorization_url)

authorization_response = input('Enter the full callback URL: ')

access_token = oauth.fetch_token('', authorization_response=authorization_response, client_secret=client_secret)

response = oauth.get('')


In the above code, we create an OAuth2Session object by passing our client ID and redirect URI to the constructor. We then call the authorization_url method to obtain the authorization URL, which we prompt the user to visit. After the user has authorized our application, we pass the authorization response to fetch_token to obtain an access token. Finally, we make a request to the provider's API using our access token.


In this article, we discussed how to use Python Requests to make POST requests with OAuth authentication. We learned how to create a client object, send a POST request, and authenticate using both OAuth1 and OAuth2. With this knowledge, you can now integrate OAuth authentication into your Python applications and access third-party APIs securely.