Twitter authentication not working

I’m trying to get Twitter notifications working, but openhab keeps timing out with the error “Twitter authentication failed. Please use OSGi console to restart the org.openhab.io.net-Bundle and re-initiate the authorization process!”

I can successfully retrieve the PIN from the URL listed in the openhab log, and then I create a file with the name twitter.pin containing the line pin=xxxxx in the /etc/openhab directory (I’ve done the apt-get install in linux).

I’ve done this easily within the 5 minutes allowed, multiple times now, and yet openhab doesnt seem to be picking it up. I tried doing it as a local user and root.

Any suggestions ?