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Implemented Social Media logins

Discussion in 'Help & Feedback' started by Simon Hampel, 18th Jun, 2015.

  1. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    TODO: enable social media logins so that members can log in using their Facebook/Twitter/Google accounts.
     
  2. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    Single-Sign-On (SSO) using Twitter and Google accounts is now operational.

    I'm having some problems with getting Facebook to work - still waiting on support feedback for that.

    You can activate Twitter or Google SSO for an existing account by going to the External Accounts option in your profile menu and clicking on the relevant button to associate your account with your social media profile.

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    Once activated you can choose to disassociate your account with the forums if you no longer want SSO to operate - and these social media systems all offer the ability to remove the association from the other end too (ie you can remove Facebook authorisation by logging into your Facebook account and revoking the permission you gave the "PropertyChat Forums" app to access you Facebook account).

    I will post an announcement once Facebook SSO is operational.
     
  3. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    Facebook Single Sign On (SSO) should now be working - you can associate your Facebook account with your PropertyChat account and then use Facebook to log on to PropertyChat!

    For the technical people out there - Facebook recently (ie in the past week) moved to API v2.4 which means that any new Facebook app created after that time cannot use older versions of the API.

    The forum software was trying to use an older version, hence the incompatibility. Symptom of this problem was the API not returning the email address for the active user. The developers have committed to updating the forum software to work with API v2.4 in the next release.

    I managed to get around this by re-purposing an old Facebook app which was created for another website that is no longer operational. That old app has access to API calls back as far as 2.0, so it works fine with the forum software.