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Twitter REST API Method: account verify_credentials

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Returns an HTTP 200 OK response code and a representation of the requesting user if authentication was successful; returns a 401 status code and an error message if not.  Use this method to test if supplied user credentials are valid.

method status | report a bug






xml, json


HTTP Method(s):



Requires Authentication (about authentication):



API rate limited (about rate limiting):




The <user> object contains the geo_enabled flag which, by default is false for all users. For more information, see the statuses/update method for more information.


Response (about return values): 

          XML example:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>



<name>Doug Williams</name>


<location>San Francisco, CA</location>

<description>Twitter API Support. Internet, greed, users, dougw and opportunities are my passions.</description>











<created_at>Sun Mar 18 06:42:26 +0000 2007</created_at>



<time_zone>Eastern Time (US & Canada)</time_zone>









<created_at>Tue Apr 07 22:52:51 +0000 2009</created_at>


<text>At least I can get your humor through tweets. RT @abdur: I don't mean this in a bad way, but genetically speaking your a cul-de-sac.</text>

<source><a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com/">TweetDeck</a></source>










Usage examples: 

cURL (about cURL):

curl -u user:password http://api.twitter.com/1/account/verify_credentials.xml


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