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Authenticate to smugmug with oAuth and c#

Some weeks ago, i tried to create a windows phone 7 smugmug app(photo browser). I had some problems with oAuth at the beginning, First, I tried the google oAuth implementation in c# with the result that the first request(AcquireRequestToken) worked, but the second request(AcquireAccessToken) failed with an invalid signature. Then i tried to implement it myself with the same result.

Even with the smugmug oAuth documentation, i found it quite hard to get it done. Some parts like the authorize parameters(public/full/read/modify) i had to figure out myself.

After some time, i found an c# oAuth class written for twitter access for cropperplugins.codeplex. With this code, i was at least able to get a proper AccessToken for smugmug. I've written a little demo application if someone else has the same problems.

To get this sample working, you only have to set you apiKey and secret. This sample will do: 1. Get a request token and a request token secret 2. Authorize the request token 3. With the request token secret, acquire a access token 4. This access token and access token secret are used for all further authentication, and should not expire until the user revokes them.

        private void AuthenticateSmugmug()
        {
            const string apiKey = "YOURAPIKEY";//apikey from your smugmug account
            const string secret = "YOUR_SECRET";//secret from your smugmug account

        Console.WriteLine("Create new instance of OAuth Manager");
        Manager manager = new Manager(apiKey, secret);

        Console.WriteLine("Aquire a request token from smugmug");
        OAuthResponse requestToken = manager.AcquireRequestToken("http://api.smugmug.com/services/oauth/getRequestToken.mg", "GET");

        string oauthToken = requestToken["oauth_token"];
        Console.WriteLine(string.Format("oauthToken: {0}", oauthToken));
        string oauthTokenSecret = requestToken["oauth_token_secret"];
        Console.WriteLine(string.Format("oauthTokenSecret: {0}", oauthTokenSecret));

        //Opens your default browser and authorize your request token
        //Parameters: Access=[Public|Full], Permissions=[Read|Add|Modify]
        System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(string.Format("http://api.smugmug.com/services/oauth/authorize.mg?oauth_token={0}&Access=Full&Permissions=Modify", oauthToken));

        Console.WriteLine("Please enter you credentials into the browser before continuing");
        Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue...");
        Console.ReadLine();

        OAuthResponse accessToken = manager.AcquireAccessToken("http://api.smugmug.com/services/oauth/getAccessToken.mg", "GET", oauthTokenSecret);

        Console.WriteLine(string.Format("accessToken: {0}", accessToken["oauth_token"]));
        Console.WriteLine(string.Format("accessTokenSecret: {0}", accessToken["oauth_token_secret"]));
        Console.WriteLine("Press any key to quit the application");
        Console.ReadLine();
    }

This is the complete source code for the oAuth sample. It's c# written in Visual Studio 10: To get this sample working, just enter your Api Key and Secret. SmugmugOAuthSample.zip

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wuttrain on :

Hi,

Thank you for the sample code. This is very helpful. I have a question. Do you have a sample code that uploads the image to smugmug after you get the tokens?

Thanks!

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OAUTH is for verification, i.e. "you are who you say you are" and the symbol is only given when that's been pleased. You can't duplicate the symbol from a qualified customer and try to get in that way. The protection program won't allow it.

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