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XF 1.2 Facebook integration - doesn't match help file

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by skicomau, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. skicomau

    skicomau Member

    Ok reading this:
    http://xenforo.com/help/facebook/

    Step by step
    OK done easy

    Not quite. But close.
    Asks for
    Display Name
    Namespace
    Category (from a drop down)

    By proceeding you agree to the terms and conditions. OK so doesn't match up with the help file but done....

    Nope, nothing like that. I now have a screen that is titled Dashboard and gives me an appid and a secret.

    Down the left is a series of submenus
    Settings
    Status & Review
    App Details
    Roles
    Open Graph
    Alerts
    Localize
    Payments
    Insights

    So I figure maybe it is in settings.

    I get a screen that returns the Display Name and Namespace I entered to get here and is asking me for
    App Domains
    Contact Email

    I change the contact email from personal to the work one and anything I put in App Domains generates an error:
    "This must be derived from Canvas URL, Secure Canvas URL, Site URL, Mobile Site URL, Page Tab URL or Secure Page Tab URL"

    What are they and how do they relate?

    There is nothing to do with sandbox

    There is also a big button that has +Add Platform on it and if I click that I get to select an operating system!!

    In the footer there is
    Products
    Facebook Login
    Opengraph
    Parse
    and some more

    If I follow the Facebook login page link it is just a link, not a selection and it takes me off to an information page about that.
    https://developers.facebook.com/products/login/

    Well I can't get past part 5 here so I never see anything like this.

    None of the other left hand menu options remotely resemble this help file either
    Status & Review
    App Details
    Roles
    Open Graph
    Alerts
    Localize
    Payments
    Insights

    Where am I going wrong??
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Facebook constantly change how they do things so keeping documentation up to date is an ongoing task.

    I haven't gone through the process of setting an app up for a few years so I am not sure what the exact steps are now.

    Ultimately all you need to do is create the app and get the App ID and App Secret which you then enter in the ACP.
     
  3. ftsservice

    ftsservice Active Member

    No, the App ID and App Secret are not enough.

    I get the same error message in Facebook:
    "This must be derived from Canvas URL, Secure Canvas URL, Site URL, Mobile Site URL, Page Tab URL or Secure Page Tab URL"

    And even though FB has an App ID and secret they do not work at that point. Testing integration gives the following error message:

    "Given URL is not allowed by the Application configuration.: One or more of the given URLs is not allowed by the App's settings. It must match the Website URL or Canvas URL, or the domain must be a subdomain of one of the App's domains."

    I can't for the life of me figure it out. Can someone please give directions/instructions which work with the current Facebook book app setup, because right now the instructions are completely useless to me. :(
     
  4. skicomau

    skicomau Member

    Same error I get, gave up before Christmas to "try again with fresh eyes" in the new year. Was on my list to look at in the next week or so so pleased it isn't just me!
     
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You need to set the website URL. On the app settings, you need to enable the "Website" platform and set the necessary URL there. (If it's not appearing, click "Add Platform".)
     

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