Raffi and Abraham of the Twitter Development Talk pointed me in the right direction to make the transition from basic authentication to oauth. I had thought oauth to be bloated and complicated--and it is, LOL! But thanks to work done by Abraham Williams and by Scott Desapio, the heavy lifting is already done.

Classic ASP Active Server Pages Examples, code, tutorials, scriptsClassic ASP for Twitter Status Updates With Oauth Using Scott Desapio's Example

I'll share what I did to help others who may be as worried about Oauth as I was. This is not a finished, polished app, it is merely an exercise in simplifying everything to get the most basic results just as a start. Performing these modifications helped me figure out how to pick up with Oauth where Basic Authentication (which will be deprecated in June 2010) will leave off, for having my websites send automatic "bot" status updates to the sites' Twitter accounts. Stripped-down PHP code that uses Abraham William's famous PHP Twitter library follows the Classic ASP example.

NOTE: The Twitter development team discontinued supporting basic authentication in 2010. Classic ASP implementation of Twitter's current Oauth system, by Scott Desapio.

NOTE: My usage of Desapio's example quit working at some point.  Walter Pickel came along and found a solution to that issue! You can read Walter's solution here: http://scottdesapio.com/VBScriptOAuth/#disqus_thread

Tutorial on registering an app with Twitter

The following steps will make it so a Classic ASP script can programmatically send updates to Twitter on your behalf without your having to login. Please note that this is an example only, to help you get started with using Oauth in your Twitter scripts.

NOTE: The example below has not been updated to include Walter Pickel's fix for the signature problem. See link above.

The url that will be including/calling this script update_status.asp should be your Twitter Registered OAuth Callback URL

When you register your app with Twitter, you will need to make the callback URL the one which has the following code in it.

After uploading Desapio's files
(http://scottdesapio.com/VBScriptOAuth/), search and replace
"" with your domain name, assuming you're using a hosting
company rather than your own PC.

To be able to make status updates via web script programmatically
without logging in, etc.,
go to this file oauth/cLibOAuth.RequestURL.asp

and look for
                       Dim strSecret : strSecret = _
                               m_strConsumerSecret & "&" & _

Replace m_strConsumerSecret with the string that is your consumer secret.
Replace m_strTokenSecret with the string that is your oauth_token_secret.

Next go to update_status.asp and look for
       ' setup oAuth object
       objOAuth.ConsumerKey = OAUTH_EXAMPLE_CONSUMER_KEY
       objOAuth.ConsumerSecret = OAUTH_EXAMPLE_CONSUMER_SECRET
       objOAuth.Parameters.Add "in_reply_to", strReplyTo
       objOAuth.Parameters.Add "in_reply_to_status_id", intReplyID
       objOAuth.Parameters.Add "oauth_token", Session(OAUTH_TOKEN)
       objOAuth.Parameters.Add "status", strStatus
       objOAuth.RequestMethod = OAUTH_REQUEST_METHOD_POST

Replace as follows:
       ' setup oAuth object
       objOAuth.ConsumerKey = "YOUR-CONSUMER-KEY-HERE"
       objOAuth.ConsumerSecret = "YOUR-CONSUMER-SECRET-HERE"
       'objOAuth.Parameters.Add "in_reply_to", strReplyTo COMMENT OUT UNLESS
       'objOAuth.Parameters.Add "in_reply_to_status_id", intReplyID COMMENT OUT
       'objOAuth.Parameters.Add "oauth_token", Session(OAUTH_TOKEN)
commented out and replaced as below with oauth token from twitter app
               objOAuth.Parameters.Add "oauth_token", "YOUR-APP-OAUTH-TOKEN-HERE"
               objOAuth.Parameters.Add "oauth_token_secret",
       objOAuth.Parameters.Add "status", strStatus
       objOAuth.RequestMethod = OAUTH_REQUEST_METHOD_POST

Find the line that says
       Dim strStatus : strStatus = Request.Form("post")
and replace as follows:
       Dim strStatus : strStatus = "YOUR UNIQUE STATUS UPDATE HERE"

Comment out the following lines:
       'Dim intReplyId : intReplyId = Request.Form("replyId")
       'Dim strReplyTo : strReplyTo = Request.Form("replyTo")

Comment out:
'If objOAuth.LoggedIn Then

Comment out:
       'Response.Status = RESPONSE_STATUS_403
'End If


Just for grins, a PHP version using Abraham's Twitter Oauth library is posted below.
(Updating this)

Tutorial on registering an app with Twitter


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Quick 'n  easy  dirty PHP script code wizard-generator

Zenphoto RSS XML feed used as data source for javascript slide show with PHP

Classic ASP to archive emails into database and save attached files to folder

PHP Image GD for thumbnails and image resizing with pathing for Windows servers

ODBC database connections for Microsoft Access MDB files with Windows 7: solution posted on this forum.

HTML5 embedded video player "Projekktor" completely skinnable with hyperlinked watermark

Edit web.config to allow Windows iis7 server to handle mp4 files or other mime types as needed

URL rewrite or make friendly URLs for iis7 Windows Server 2008 by editing your web.config file


Use PHP to zip folders for backing up a website

Use PHP to archive emails in database and save attached files to folder

Use PHP with json to check how many hits left on Twitter API

PHP get single record from Access database without catchable fatal error message

PHP to make a bot to send automatic Twitter status updates with Abraham Williams' PHP Oauth Twitter Library

A way to use the PHP Oauth Twitter Library with your Classic ASP scripts for sending status updates

Get user's IP address location for your form results

Tutorial for registering an application with Twitter

Update your Twitter status with Classic ASP and Oauth seamlessly and invisibly without having to login to Twitter. Send status updates programmatically from a web page. PHP example too.

CLASSIC ASP: Cache your Twitter tweets in a database to keep your Twitter xml requests within the rate limit of 350 per hour / PHP VERSION

PHP: Use json to fetch Twitter followers' profiles

Index files content and insert into database for faster searches

Classic ASP with Ajax: secure URL check

Classic ASP with Ajax: referer check

Classic ASP with Ajax: a solution to the ampersand problem in querystrings

Very Simple Star Rating System for Classic ASP

Star Rating System uses CSS and JS adapated for Classic ASP from Yvo Schaap PHP script

XMLhttp with ASP to fetch and save photos from Photobucket account through RSS XML. Can be adapted for Youtube videos to import data to database.

NET image resize can be used to make thumbnails for Classic ASP

Track site visitors, get their ip address geographical data, count page views with Classic ASP

Javascript slideshow with Classic ASP to load image details dynamically from database photos table

Classic ASP with Ajax for rotating banners without page refresh and XML file converted to recordset as banner database
--Variation of the above but fetching a REMOTE XML file as the database
--Variation checks for secure URL and builds absolute URL and makes offsite banner links open in new window

True inline edit Classic ASP datagrid table database edit updating with Ajax SIMPLE EASY without page refresh!

Use Ajax with Classic ASP to preview data then update form with javascript url write

Yvo Schaap's easy inline edit Ajax: an example of using it to inline edit multiple rows of records in Classic ASP

Use Classic ASP to send text messages SMS from your website (Also shows how to use xmlhttp to post form data)

Ajax with Classic ASP for seamless, no page reload database record insertion

Nested SQL Statements to make temporary column names

Multiple records per row with paging

Display multiple records per row

Get ID of newly inserted record, Classic ASP, Access Database

Javascript timer with ASP to keep track of time expired until login expires / timeout session is up

Multiple Javascript event functions triggered from single form onsubmit

Get Querystring key names along with querystring variables

These are out of date but may still be of interest:

ASP Youtube Downloader  Version FOUR
All ASP code. Allows user client side downloads of Youtube videos. You have the option to allow files to be saved directly to your site also.
ASP/PHP video downloader (Works better than ASP for large files)

Use ASP to dynamically parse a Youtube XML playlist to render to html.

Zip up an archive file of your site for backup if you need to restore website with ASP and free Zip Component.

Zip all files in a folder into an archive or backup file dynamically by specific file extension.

Sanitize or clean price cost field for database insertion or display.

Javascript image dimensions and image file size preview.

Put recordset into array, assign keys to the records then use record associated with specific array key as a variable elsewhere.

Access Database Interface Generator Wizard to read your table and field names and to create a table display.

Combining dropdown selection box menu with dynamic ASP database page.

How to redirect user to original page they tried to view before logging, after they are logged in.

Previous/Current/Next Records, or Buddy Ring Script

Custom ASP 404 page not found error script: can also be used for URL rewriting

ASP Example: Combine ASP with Javascript for popup windows
dynamically sized to image dimensions.

ASP Example: How to use ASPJPEG to create thumbnails
Click for free Highly recommended thumbnailer for which you don't need Server access (doesn't seem to work on Windows Server 2008)

ASPjpeg: How to re-scale aspect ratio of thumbnails by height instead of width.

ASP Example: What if your host has an older version of ASPJPEG that doesn't support gifs?

Select Count Distinct Records for Access Database

Upload Image to folder and insert filename into database

Get date in such a way that it can be made part of a file name

Isolate a file name away from its path or extension or strip a path from a file name or strip characters from database field

User-customized on-the-fly stylesheet css files

Enhanced Page Hits Counter (also counts downloads and menu link hits)

Loop through array and compare to string with select case

Aphabetical Paging for your ASP scripts

Web Wiz Guide's Site Searcher Script modified as a file content indexer

Let Users Select How Many Records to View

Access Database for your PayPal IPN scripts

Miscellaneous collected code

From Classic ASP to PHP

You don't have to be a genius, just persistent, to write original Active Server Pages scripts

BuildApp - great old Classic ASP script generator!

Software Recommendation: bare_bones_no_bells_and_whistles_asp_code_generator_database_interface_maker (For PHP I recommend EasyGen.)

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