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Get Bearer Token Function for go-twitter
func getBearerToken(consumerKey, consumerSecret string) (string, error) {
req, err := http.NewRequest("POST", "",
if err != nil {
return "", fmt.Errorf("cannot create /token request: %+v", err)
b64Token := base64.StdEncoding.EncodeToString(
[]byte(fmt.Sprintf("%s:%s", consumerKey, consumerSecret)))
req.Header.Add("Authorization", "Basic "+b64Token)
req.Header.Add("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded;charset=UTF-8")
resp, err := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)
if err != nil {
return "", fmt.Errorf("/token request failed: %+v", err)
defer resp.Body.Close()
var v struct {
AccessToken string `json:"access_token"`
if err := json.NewDecoder(resp.Body).Decode(&v); err != nil {
return "", fmt.Errorf("error parsing json in /token response: %+v", err)
if v.AccessToken == "" {
return "", fmt.Errorf("/token response does not have access_token")
return v.AccessToken, nil
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