Facebook open graph API client in python. Enables django applications to register users using facebook. Fixes issues with the official but unsupported Facebook python-sdk. Enables mobile facebook authentication. Canvas page authentication for facebook applications. FQL access via the server side api.
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This project is actively maintained and I appreciate improvements to the code.
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New in Version 2.0 Alpha
- canvas page support for facebook applications
- mobile facebook registration support (tested with titanium FB flow)
- less requirements (jinja, view decorator, django notify and cjson requirements removed)
- fql support
- django static support
About Django Facebook
Django Facebook allows you to connect to the Facebook Open Graph API. Integrated with Django it becomes easy to setup a login/register via Facebook flow for your users.
- Access the Facebook API, from:
- Facebook canvas pages (For building facebook applications)
- Mobile (Or any other flow giving you a valid access token)
- Django User Registration (Convert Facebook user data into a user model
- Use Facebook data to register a user with your Django app. Facebook connect using the open graph API.
- Facebook FQL access
Works best with (not required)
- Django registration
- Django 1.3
- Django static files
TODO (again help is appreciated!)
- testing (especially a dummy FB api)
- separate user data conversion and FB api improvements
- fully replace the facebook GraphAPI which they no longer support
Download the source code or use pip install django_facebook.
Create a Facebook App
In case you don’t yet have a facebook app. You need an app to use the open graph api and make the login process work. You can create a facebook app at this url: http://www.facebook.com/developers/createapp.php
Define the following settings in your settings.py file:
FACEBOOK_API_KEY FACEBOOK_APP_ID FACEBOOK_APP_SECRET
Url config, context processor, auth backend
add django facebook to your installed apps 'django_facebook', add this line to your url config (r'^facebook/', include('django_facebook.urls')), add this line to your context processors 'django_facebook.context_processors.facebook', add this to your AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS 'django_facebook.auth_backends.FacebookBackend',
Update your models
Add the following fields to your profile model:
about_me = models.TextField(blank=True, null=True) facebook_id = models.IntegerField(blank=True, null=True) facebook_name = models.CharField(max_length=255, blank=True, null=True) facebook_profile_url = models.TextField(blank=True, null=True) website_url = models.TextField(blank=True, null=True) blog_url = models.TextField(blank=True, null=True) image = models.ImageField(blank=True, null=True, upload_to='profile_images') date_of_birth = models.DateField(blank=True, null=True) raw_data = models.TextField(blank=True, null=True)
An abstract model is specified for convenience django_facebook/models.py FacebookProfileModel
Check the example
Right now you should have a working registration/connect/login in flow available at /facebook/connect/ Test if everything is working and ensure you didn’t miss a step somewhere.
Another common issue are the url matching settings from Facebook. Facebook requires you to fill in a domain for your application. In order for things to work with local development you need to use the same domain. So if you production site is www.mellowmorning.com you should run your development server on something like local.mellowmorning.com in order for facebook to allow authentication.
If you encounter any difficulties please open an issue.
Customize and integrate into your site
This is the hardest step of the install. For an example you can look at connect.html in the templates directory.
Do you also see the beauty in clean code? Are you experienced with high scalability web apps? Currently we’re looking for additional talent over at our Amsterdam office. Feel free to drop me a line at my personal email for more information: thierryschellenbach[at]gmail.com