Facebook Access Token

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  1. Noel
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    Jun 2013

    Posted 23 Sep 2013 Link to this post

    I used the code from the sample Facebook app to allow users to connect to their Everlive account through facebook. After the user type in his/her username/password, the screen is stuck at the "success" white browser page. i.e. the Childbrowser did not close.

    I have tried tracing the problem and it seems like the function below is not returning the access_token. It is always equal to -1. When the sample app first launch, this function worked fine (it got the access token from facebook). Now it doesn't. Any reason why this is the case? 

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  2. Viktor Staikov
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    Posted 24 Sep 2013 Link to this post


    From your email it looks like the problem is with Facebook login. The access token is provided by their server, so this might be caused by issue with servers or missconfiguration in you app. What happens when you create new application from the same template and try to login with Facebook again?

    Please, bear in mind that the client_id used for authentication is hardcoded in the template, so I it's better to register your own Facebook application and use new client_id.

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  3. Ajay
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    Posted 07 Mar 2014 in reply to Viktor Staikov Link to this post

    Hello viktor,
    how to get the client_id.
    and what do u mean by this " better to register your own Facebook application and use new client_id".

  4. Anton Dobrev
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    Posted 10 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Anup,

    In order to use the 'social' authentication providers, the respective providers require that you have a registered app with them. When such is registered, the social providers will issue an App ID (Facebook), Client ID (Google, Live), Consumer key and Consumer secret (Twitter). In the AppBuilder's "sample-facebook-api", the client_id must be set with the value of the App ID.

    In order to use social authentication for a Telerik Backend Services project, you can use an AppBuilder Friends sample project. Also, you can refer to the Telerik Backend Services "Hybrid Friends sample app" and "Hybrid OAuth sample app" available for download here. Please, note that in order to authenticate users from OAuth providers in a Telerik Backend Services project, this feature should be enabled via the 'User authentication' tab from the "Settings" menu. In addition, the 'Social login' feature in Telerik Backend Services is subject to a 'Professional' tier subscription or higher.

    Below are some instructions on how to register App ID/Client IDs with social providers.


    • Go to https://developers.facebook.com/ > Apps > Create new app. Note that there is no need to target a concrete platform(Web, iOS, Android, etc.) in order to test the social login feature of the project.
    • Enter the provisioned by Facebook App ID into settings.js (for the "AppBuilder Friends project") or into main.js (for the "sample-facebook-api" project).
    • Leave the redirectUri to point out to 'https://www.facebook.com/connect/login_success.html'.


    • Go to https://cloud.google.com/console/project > Create project.
    • After the project is created choose APIs and auth > Credentials > Create Client ID for web application from the left navigation pane
    • Set the Redirect URIs to, for example: http://localhost
    • Enter the client ID into the AppBuilder project and make sure that the redirectUri matches the Redirect URIs entered into the credentials input.

    Live ID

    • Head to https://account.live.com/developers/applications/index
    • Create an application and check the 'Yes' radio button for Mobile client app.
    • Enter the Client ID in the 'Friends' project's settings.js and make sure that the redirectUri points to 'https://login.live.com/oauth20_desktop.srf'.

    Also, you can review Telerik Backend Services documentation section on this topic.

    The official developer documentation for the OAuth providers is available at the following links:

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