ACAccountCredential Class Reference

Inherits from
Conforms to
Framework
/System/Library/Frameworks/Accounts.framework
Availability
Available in OS X v10.8 and later.
Declared in
ACAccountCredential.h

Overview

An ACAccountCredential object encapsulates the information needed to authenticate a user.

To create an account credential that uses the OAuth open authentication standard, use the initWithOAuthToken:tokenSecret: method.

Tasks

Initializing Credentials

Accessing Credential Properties

Properties

oauthToken

The token used for the credential.

@property(nonatomic, copy) NSString *oauthToken
Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.8 and later.
Declared In
ACAccountCredential.h

Instance Methods

initWithOAuth2Token:refreshToken:expiryDate:

Initializes an account credential using OAuth 2.

- (id)initWithOAuth2Token:(NSString *)token refreshToken:(NSString *)refreshToken expiryDate:(NSDate *)expiryDate
Parameters
token

The client application’s token.

refreshToken

The client application’s refresh token.

expiryDate

The date the token expires.

Discussion

Accounts can optionally use the OAuth open authentication standard to authenticate your client application. Instead of the user giving their username and password to log in, the server authenticates the user, and your client application receives a token that grants it access to specific resources for a defined duration. The authentication mechanism uses a key and secret scheme similar to the public and private keys used by ssh. A token is a unique, random string of letters and numbers that is paired with a secret to protect the token from being abused. You initialize account credentials using this token and secret token.

To learn more about OAuth, go to Hueniverse OAuth.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.8 and later.
Declared In
ACAccountCredential.h

initWithOAuthToken:tokenSecret:

Initializes an account credential using OAuth.

- (id)initWithOAuthToken:(NSString *)token tokenSecret:(NSString *)secret
Parameters
token

The client application’s token.

secret

The client application’s secret token.

Return Value

Newly initialized account credential.

Discussion

Accounts can optionally use the OAuth open authentication standard to authenticate your client application. Instead of the user giving their username and password to log in, the server authenticates the user, and your client application receives a token that grants it access to specific resources for a defined duration. The authentication mechanism uses a key and secret scheme similar to the public and private keys used by ssh. A token is a unique, random string of letters and numbers that is paired with a secret to protect the token from being abused. You initialize account credentials using this token and secret token.

To learn more about OAuth, go to Hueniverse OAuth.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.8 and later.
Declared In
ACAccountCredential.h