How to authorize iOS App to make new Posts, using the REST API?

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    datut1
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    I want to implement a mechanism allowing an iOS App to create new Posts in my self-hosted WordPress site using JetPacks REST API.
    When I send a request to endpoint …/posta/new/ I get the response
    {“error”:”unauthorized”,”message”:”User cannot edit posts”}
    Creating an Application with Developer Resources, I get access to Client ID, Client Secret, etc..
    This is my problem: I do not understand how the redirect mechanism of OAuth is relevant and practically workable for my scenario – my smartphone App wants to create new Posts, but I, as the Resource Owner cannot sit waiting to authorize every request for creating a Post? Or am I supposed to create code in WordPress that automatically grants such requests – and if so, that would be a pretty poor security solution, right?
    I have read https://developer.wordpress.com/docs/oauth2/ but it does not seem to apply to my scenario.

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