Use this strategy to log users in to your Facebook Canvas app automatically.
Note: This strategy simply augments passport-facebook, if you don't need Facebook Canvas support you should use that module instead.
npm install passport-facebook-canvas --save
Facebook has deprecated
Canvas Url in favour of
Secure Canvas Url and so requires setting up an SSL cert. You can produce a
self-signed certificate with a command such as this: (don't set a password for a testing cert)
# Ubuntusudo openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 365 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout self_signed_ssl.key -out self_signed_ssl.crt
Then you must tell
express to listen on another port, something like this:
var certificate =key: fscert: fshttp;https;
Configuration is exactly the same as with passport-facebook except the module name is
'passport-facebook-canvas' instead of
var FacebookStrategy = ;passport;
Configuration is exactly the same as with passport-facebook except the strategy name is
'facebook-canvas' instead of
This is the
Secure Canvas Url route that Facebook will POST data to.
Note If this is the first time the app has seen this user then redirect to
We cannot forward the user to another URL via HTTP redirect so we have to use a client-side js hack instead.
Please suggest a better solution: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/appsonfacebook/tutorial/#canvas
Now you should be able to navigate to your app page: https://apps.facebook.com/myapp/ and be prompted to approve the app. On subsequent visits you should be logged in automatically.
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