Thursday, September 2, 2010

Seesmic Authentication error on Android

If you have experience a sudden Authentication error while using Seesmic like me, do not be alarm. The cause has nothing to do with Seesmic but Twitter end.


Starting 31st August 2010, all applications using Twitter will be required to use “OAuth” to access your Twitter account.

OAuth is a technology that enables applications to access Twitter on your behalf with your approval without asking you directly for your password. You only need to re-enter your password once and there after it will take over.

The advantage of OAuth has taken security to a higher level as the applications now are no longer allowed to store your password. In the event you change your password, the applications will continue to work on your devices.

So in order for you to continue using Seesmic, all you have to do is to delete your account in that application and re-login the account. Once it is being done, everything will be back in order.

You can check the list of application you authorized at http://twitter.com/settings/connections. You can also  revoke the access any application from the list anytime you want.

2 Comments:

Michael said...

Did that and still coming up with Authentication error @XXXXXXX Username and password don't match check on Web and still using same password ????

LEon said...

Hm... but it works for me and some other android users... What android version are you using?