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Hi there!

I guess you all aware about the last news regarding the facebook and data leak. Because of that, they are making the usage of the API more strict, that is why please check the updated instructions how the Facebook login APP should be created:

  1. Please follow this link to Facebook
  2. Please press "+Add New app" at the top right corner of the screen
  3. On the next screen, you should choose the name of the app, for example, you can use your network's name or something else, it doesn't matter just depends on what name would be more convenient for you in order to manage another app you have, and don't forget to enter contact email address, and press "Create App id"
  4. After you have filled the captcha on the left side of the screen you will see the menu. Please press "Settings" button.
  5. On the next screen you will see the settings of your app, however, you should take a look at the left side of the screen once again and press "Advanced". It would be located just under the "Settings" button that you have found in the previous step
  6. When the advanced settings would be opened please scroll down the page a little and find "Allow API Access to App Settings" and turn it on (there is the trigger just to the left from that text please click on it once to turn on). Please don't forget to save changes as well.
  7. Then please take a look at the menu on the left side of the screen and press "+Add product"
  8. On the next screen, please choose Facebook Login, and then press "www"
  9. In the field which is called "Site URL" please enter the following link ( And click "Save".
  10. Then please take a look at the menu on the left side of the page, end just under "Facebook Login" you will see the button "Settings". Please press it.
  11. On the screen that would be opened, please enter the same link mentioned in step 9 into the field called "Valid OAuth redirect URIs". Also using the link mentioned in step 9 as the base please add to it /connect_start (the result will look like this or something similar), and add to the "Valid OAuth redirect URIs" as well. Then add to the base /facebook/callback (the result will look like this and add to the "Valid OAuth redirect URIs".
  12. Please press "Settings" button, in the left menu and click "Basic" from the drop-down which will appear under "Settings" button you have just pressed.
  13. Please paste into the field "App Domains" the URL provided in step 9, and insert the link to your terms and conditions and the privacy policy into the appropriate fields. Those links could be obtained on teh network just follow the link in the footer of the page or change the following link so it would correspond to the subdomain you have registered with us. Since teh privacy policy is optional and if you haven't created one you can paste the link to the terms and conditions into the "Privacy Policy URL" field.
  14. Your app is almost ready, please choose "App review" from the menu on the left side of the screen and make your app public by switching on the trigger "Make name of the app public?" where "name of the app" is the name that you have chosen for your app.
  15. On the same page, you are at right now, the app should be submitted for the review. Please click "start submission" and choose the following items from the list presented: user_birthday, user_location and click add items.
  16. The list of items would appear and just under it, you will see the conditions that your app should fulfill in order to be submitted for the review. Click "settings" link there and upload the icon of your app, and just under the icon choose the "Business Use"
  17. Please proceed back to the App review, under "Current Submission" you will see the items you have added to submission, and near each, you will see details "add details" button. Please open each and add details required by the facebook. Also, you will see 3 triggers please tick "web" for your login app. You can read the FAQ provided by the facebook in order to make sure that you have mentioned all necessary information.
  18. After you have added information about each element please click "Submit for review" button
  19. Now your app is ready, please go to the dashboard on Facebook and you will see app id and secret you need.
  20. Please enter App id and app secret, and save the changes.
  21. The only thing left is to wait until Facebook will approve your app, and after the users will be able to use it.

Hope these instructions would, help. I also hate the fact each time everything is getting more complicated, but the changes are initiated by the Facebook :-(

Best wishes,

Ning team.

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  • Hi Kyryl, is there something missing in step 9? Seems to indicate a bold link should appear there, but there is none. Thanks - Gav

  • I am westing with this and have a couple of questions: 1) does your ning domain need to be https (not just http) in order for this to work? 2) In the instructions, sometimes it refers to "" - Our  site is at, does this mean I should be substituting ""?

    Thanks for any help -

    • Hi there!

      1) As I know Facebook would force the website to be opened using https encryption, so yep it's better to have SSL certificate installed for your network.

      2) YourSubDomain = composersforum, so as the result you should obtain

      If you would have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

      Best regards,

      Ning Team.
      • Thanks Kyryl!
  • Continuing to work on this. I seem to be stuck on two things. The two fields your instructions I have to include in the app, "user_birthday" and "user_location" are not getting approved by FB because I have to specify why I want to use them and include a screen shot of them being used. I have no idea what these fields have to do with Ning, no idea how they are used, no idea what screen shots to include in the submission, and no idea how to fill out the configuration for them. Thanks for any help - Gav

    • Hi there!

      I`ve received a feedback from our Tech team, it appears that in order to resolve this issue, a few adjustments must be done on our end. Once everything is set up we will notify you, so you can proceed with verifying your app. 

      Best regards,

      The NING Team

      • Thank you Anastasia!

  • Before I do this...what about exisiting pages on FB we have? Does this process start the page again or will the exisiting content be retained?

    • Hi there!

      I apologize, but I`m not sure what you mean by "existing pages on Facebook". Are you referring to the existing Facebook apps that were created and configured before and wondering if they are going work? 

      Looking forward to your reply!

      Best regards,

      The NING Team

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