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How to do social login using facebook authentication in awesome

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We can authenticate our application users through our local authentication mechanisms such as traditional username, password, or OTP-based authentication but in this approach, we are the one who is checking the authenticity of the user. But what if someone is already verified the authenticity of a user or somebody else can !. This is where social login authentication comes into action.

Step 1:

Here we are discussing facebook social authentication. First of all, we have to create a facebook app.

Go to https://developers.facebook.com/ and create an app

Once you have created the app go to the basic settings and add the app domains. Also, add your site URL as well.

Collect App ID” and “App Secret”, we will need this later.

Go to the advanced settings and white list your domain in the domain manager.

Now Go to the “Facebook Login settings” under the menu called “Products” and add your redirect URL inside “Valid OAuth Redirect URIs

 

Now we are in good shape, let us write our awesome codes.

Step 2:

Go to our Awesome Core Settings and create two settings

  • opt-facebook-id
  • opt-facebook-secret

Paste the App ID and App Secret that we have got from the previous step

Step 3:

  1. Add “facebook_service” into Awesome Core “services”
  2. Import “facebook_service”

    https://github.com/WPoets/aw-setup/tree/master/services/facebook
    Use this link and import the XML for creating the facebook_service

Step 4:

Go to your “Login” app or any app where you have to implement the social login.

  1. Add our login button snippet

    Note: We are using <template> for setting the cookie, so please make sure that you have spa.js loaded
  2. Create a module inside your app called “facebook-handler”

     
  3. Process your user data and do the necessary changes to your code
    Eg: Once you have the user data you can set the session

    In the previous step we got out authenticated user data, but that’s not the end of the story. You will have to set the session for this user or you may respond with a bearer token or a JWT depends on what kind of application you are building.
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