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Facebook Login Integration

Rich Keller - Wednesday, August 17, 2011

With the latest release, the Online BusinessLauncher platform is extending social integration functionality by offering site owners the possibility to allow their customers to login in secure zone or forums using their Facebook accounts. This will increase customer retention and, with additional improvements from our side, increase the interaction between the site and its visitors.

Enabling Facebook login on a site requires the site owner to register their website with Facebook and get an App ID and a Secret Key. The App Id is a unique identifier for your site that ensures that Facebook has the right level of security in place between the user and the website. Once done, the site owner can go ahead and update the login screens on their  site and add the Facebook login module. As configuration options, site owners will be able to select to which secure zones customers can login with their Facebook account, and configure the button appearance and text. Furthermore, site owners can also allow site customers to Link/Unlink their site and Facebook accounts directly from the "Update Customer Details" form.

Because Facebook login automatically creates an account if one does not exist, login with Facebook only works for simple authentication flows, and cannot (yet) be integrated with flows like adding the user automatically to a secure zone, subscribing to a newsletter, or initiating a workflow.

This feature is only available in our Pro hosting plans for now,  stay tuned.

Kind regards
Rich Keller
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