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Why is the facebook signin button commented out?

I've been wondering why my Askbot site didn't have a facebook sign-in button, so I looked through the source and found that in the file:


The facebook entry is commented out. Removing the comments restores the button. Am I missing something? Why is it commented out in the code?

NoahY's avatar
asked 2011-06-02 18:59:18 -0500
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Problem with the facebook login currently. Need to fix it asap.

FB guys discontinued the older Facebook connect protocol and replaced it with OAuth.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2011-06-02 19:00:36 -0500
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Hey, thanks for the quick answer.... is it okay to uncomment the button? It seems to login okay...
NoahY's avatar NoahY (2011-06-02 19:02:18 -0500) edit
It just won't work. We need to fix the protocol.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-06-02 19:13:07 -0500) edit
But it does work... I just logged into my site using the facebook button, no problem...
NoahY's avatar NoahY (2011-06-02 21:31:48 -0500) edit
Interesting I did have issues with it before. Well, anyway I will look into it on the weekend.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-06-02 21:36:01 -0500) edit
Well, there is an error on the keys page; it says to enter the api key, but what is really needed is the App ID... Probably if someone entered the api key instead it wouldn't work. Anyway, much appreciations for your work, and surely oauth is the way to go.
NoahY's avatar NoahY (2011-06-03 07:52:54 -0500) edit
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