in reply to Anyone looking at Mastodon::Client?

Well, my bot does it something like this:

print "Connecting to Mastodon...\n"; my $client = Mastodon::Client->new( instance => $config->{server}, name => 'TotallyLegitBot', client_id => $config->{key}, client_secret => $config->{secret}, access_token => $config->{token}, coerce_entities => 1, ); print "Posting message...\n"; $client->post_status('Dear Sir! I am prince Bob of Nigeria and i have +an offer for you...');

Hope that helps.

EDIT: For authentication, i went to my Mastodon account to Preferences/Development, clicked on "New Application", filled in application name and clicked submit. Then click the link with that application again and you get key+secret+token that you give your application. There are probably other ways to authorize it, but that's the one i found works without problems and with the least fuzzing about.

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Re^2: Anyone looking at Mastodon::Client?
by Cody Fendant (Hermit) on Dec 20, 2022 at 07:15 UTC

    Oh that's great, it works the way you do it. Maybe I misunderstood the workflow. I thought I needed to authorise as a user in the Perl in another step. Thanks!

      There probably is another, more sleek way. Similar on how Twitter does it, when a "do you want to authorize this app" page pops up. And no, couldn't get that to work on Twitter or Mastodon.

      Still using the old Net::Twitter classes for that stuff. Didn't feel the need to upgrade my code when upgrading will probably take longer than the remaining livetime of our formerly beloved social media platform.

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