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Samuel Fernandes
Samuel Fernandes

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Posted on    May-20-2013 1:09 AM

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Hi!

I'm just a little confused as to how to pass my access token into FB.api() when making requests for protected things.

I'm getting my app to login and authenticate fine, but how do I use FB.api() with the access token I have?

app.accessToken = response.authResponse.accessToken; // This is a valid access token.

FB.api('/me/friends?access_token='+app.accessToken, {fields: 'name,id,location,picture,installed'}, function(response) {
    console.log(response);
});
Is that the correct way to pass in the access token to FB.api()?

In this case, my response comes back with the friends name,id,location,picture but it doesn't seem to have the 'installed' data as that is protected.

Am I doing this right? Please Guide me!

Your help is greatly appreciated.



AVADHESH PATEL

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Posted on    May-20-2013 8:49 AM

Hi Samuel!

You do not need to pass the token, if the user logged in (with FB.login, for example). In fact, by using the JavaScript SDK (or PHP SDK), you almost never need to deal with the (user) access tokens.

So, your call would just be like this:

FB.api('/me/friends', function(response) {
   console.log(response);
});

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