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  • Facebook Requests Dialog.

    has anyone been able to get the Facebook requests dialog to work with spring social ? i know i can get it work if i use the <fb:login> button functionality . but i am using providersignincontroller in my app.

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    The reason it doesn't work is because Spring Social handles the OAuth authorization and obtains an access token on the server-side while all of Facebook's social plugins, dialogs, and JavaScript need that access token on the client-side. As you've discovered, the <fb:login> button, helps you handle that on the client-side, but you end up forcing your user to "login" twice (even if they are only asked for credentials once).

    At this time, I do not have a solution for you, but it is the subject of https://jira.springsource.org/browse/SOCIALFB-40. It's going to be a tricky thing to do, but I think it can be done. That issue is in the backlog for Spring Social 1.1.0...vote it up if you want it scheduled for a milestone release.

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    • #3
      actually . i just put the <fb:login-button> onto one of my pages in my app and it still doesn't work. in fact , as you know how the login button works , it only appears if the user isn't logged in to fb in your app . so its detecting that i am already logged in to fb , but the dialog still doesn't load.

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      • #4
        solved the problem. it was a port issue . after checking around . a lot of other users . were getting the same problem with the requests dialog not loading when running on http://localhost:8080/ . i had to change my display mode for the dialog from 'iframe' to 'popup' and it worked.

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