today's change in integrated facebook apps

Hello all:
If you hadn't already seen... today is the day Facebook changes the
degree and manner in which integrated apps can surface profile data.
>From their site... 

As documented in the authentication guide
<> , we are updating
the way data read permissions are granted in the platform. Previously,
when a user installed your application, your application would
automatically get access to all of the data that user had permission to
read on Starting June 30, 2010, your application will only
be able to read the publically available information
<>  of a user's profile by

To get access to other parts of the user's profile, your application
must explicitly request all of the data it needs to function. For
example, if you want to incorporate a user's photos into your
application, you would request the user_photos extended permission
<> .
During the authentication process, the user is presented with a UI in
which the user can authorize your application to access that specific
part of her profile: 

To protect the privacy of users who have not explicitly authorized your
application, your application will only be able to access the basic
profile information about a user's friends, like their names and profile
pictures. If your application needs to access other data about a user's
friends, you will need to request additional, special extended
permissions. For example, if you want to enable a user of your
application to browse her friends' photos in addition to their own
photos, you would request the friends_photos permission in addition to
the user_photos permission. You can request extended permissions in the
initial authentication dialog or elsewhere in your application or
website when appropriate.

Also, as part of these changes, we will no longer support the automatic
authentication feature available for some users of canvas applications.



Kristin Tigart

Director, Internet Services and Online Community

Tessitura Network


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Received on Friday, 30 July 2010 19:46:40 UTC