OAuth 2 Facebook service

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To set up an OAuth 2 client with Facebook

1. Log in to the page Facebook for Developers Apps and click the 'Add a new app' button.

Add a new app

2. Select the app type Consumer and navigate to the next page.


3. Enter a display name, contact email, and a business account. The latter is likely to be required in a production environment, because individual Facebook accounts are to 200 calls per hour. Then, click the button 'Create App'. For security, you might have to enter your Facebook credentials (password).

Create App ID

3. Click Settings on the left, then add an app icon and URLs as desired, choose a category e.g. Education then click the button 'Save Changes'.

App settings

4. Click the link '+Add Product' on the left then for 'Facebook Login' click the button 'Get Started'.

Add Product
Facebook Login

5. Click Web, then enter your site URL and click Save.

Enter site URL

6. Click Settings under 'Facebook Login' on the left, then configure the Client OAuth Settings as follows:

  • Set 'Web OAuth Login' and 'Use Strict Mode for Redirect URIs' to Yes and everything else to No (for security).
  • Enter the callback URL to "your site url + /admin/oauth2callback.php" e.g. https://lemon.edu/admin/oauth2callback.php.

then click the button 'Save Changes'.

OAuth settings

7. Click 'App Review' on the left, then click to make your app public.

Make it public

Finally, click Dashboard on the left, get the App ID and App Secret and enter them in Moodle as the client ID and secret.

Getting the App ID and Secret