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Authenticate a Twitter app in R
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@PoojaBabu PoojaBabu commented Mar 28, 2017

I executed the R script, the R console directed me to the twitter page to authorize my app, but instead of getting a PIN I got automatically redirected by Twitter to the web page I provided in the Twitter app. I tried it several times, I get no errors but also no PIN for R Studio.


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@nithin7vnnr nithin7vnnr commented Feb 14, 2018

have u got any solutions to ur above problem


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@palakbaid95 palakbaid95 commented Feb 24, 2020

After executing the last statement TwitterOAuth(), it is still giving similar error -
Error in function (type, msg, asError = TRUE) :
Unknown SSL protocol error in connection to

I searched many forums and tried all those solutions but still it is not working.
I tried the following solutions to eliminate this issue :

  1. Checked the firewall status and have allowed R Studio and R session to access the network.
  2. Used library(installr), library(ROAuth), library(stringr).
  3. Reinstalled packages - twitteR, streamR

Need help to resolve this issue.
Thanks in advance :)


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@MarkEdmondson1234 MarkEdmondson1234 commented Feb 24, 2020

This code is 6 years old, it does not work anymore. Use

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