Starting today, all the Twitter applications will work only with OAuth. If you’re like most twitter users who have used Twitter third-party applications or clients to send and read tweets, here after, all your third party apps and clients wont use the basic twitter login. The basic twitter login uses your Twitter username and password, so to avoid that Twitter has made it to work only with OAuth.
Twitter OAuth method lets you to use apps without storing your password. It will increase security and a better experience and chances of spam can be reduced to a larger extent. Applications won’t store your username and password, and if you change your password, applications will continue to work.
OAuth (Open Authorization) is an open standard that allows users to share their private resources stored on one site with another site without having to hand out their username and password.
Many might have used this OAuth on few applications before, you need to approve each application before using it, and you can revoke access at any time. To see which applications you have authorized or to revoke access, just go to the Connections section under Settings.
This is a great opportunity to developers who create twitter apps. All these days developers have been using the basic authentication method, where you need to provide your twitter credentials like username and password. But using this OAuth method, you can give access to the twitter apps without storing your password.
All the applications like Echofon, TweetDeck, Twitterrific, Seesmic, and Twitter for Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry, are already using OAuth.
So, if you’re using any third party Twitter applications, then kindly update it and use the latest version of the app. Otherwise, you may soon find that it doesn’t work anymore.