[jitsi-dev] Connecting to Facebook chat


#1

I'm trying to connect to Facebook chat so that I can document the procedure for the website. Here's the steps I've followed so far

# In the main menu choose File > Add New Account
# In the Add New Account dialog choose "Facebook" from the Network menu
# Enter your username
# Enter your password
# Click "Add"

However when I follow these steps it can't seem to connect to Facebook Chat. If I go to Tools > Options and leave the window open sometimes I'll see Facebook change from "Offline" to "Available" but it usually switches back to "Offline" after a quarter second and never stays connected for longer than 2 seconds. A couple times the following Error popped up:

Unable to connect the following account: User name: [myusername]@chat.facebook.com, Server name: chat.facebook.com. You are currently offline.

Meanwhile I remain connected to Google Talk and Yahoo without interruption, and I'm able to log onto Facebook through a web browser.

David
(Windows 7, Jitsi Nightly, 1.1.4398.10264)


#2

Seem to remember that after creating the FB username you had to login with the username (not your email) to FB once over the web browser. Then external applications would be able to use the username to authenticate.

Alex

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On 17 Jan 2013, at 07:37, David Bolton <davidkbolton@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm trying to connect to Facebook chat so that I can document the procedure for the website. Here's the steps I've followed so far

# In the main menu choose File > Add New Account
# In the Add New Account dialog choose "Facebook" from the Network menu
# Enter your username
# Enter your password
# Click "Add"

However when I follow these steps it can't seem to connect to Facebook Chat. If I go to Tools > Options and leave the window open sometimes I'll see Facebook change from "Offline" to "Available" but it usually switches back to "Offline" after a quarter second and never stays connected for longer than 2 seconds. A couple times the following Error popped up:

Unable to connect the following account: User name: [myusername]@chat.facebook.com, Server name: chat.facebook.com. You are currently offline.

Meanwhile I remain connected to Google Talk and Yahoo without interruption, and I'm able to log onto Facebook through a web browser.

David
(Windows 7, Jitsi Nightly, 1.1.4398.10264)


#3

You also need to have the so-called "platform applications" enabled in
Facebook. Can't remember that a login with the username was necessary
though, but I used username@chat.facebook.com as my username in Jitsi.

Regards,
Ingo

From: Alexandros Papadopoulos [mailto:ap@member.fsf.org]
Sent: Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2013 12:05
To: dev@jitsi.java.net
Subject: [jitsi-dev] Re: Connecting to Facebook chat
Seem to remember that after creating the FB username you had to login with
the username (not your email) to FB once over the web browser. Then

external

applications would be able to use the username to authenticate.

Alex

I'm trying to connect to Facebook chat so that I can document the
procedure for the website. Here's the steps I've followed so far

# In the main menu choose File > Add New Account
# In the Add New Account dialog choose "Facebook" from the Network menu
# Enter your username
# Enter your password
# Click "Add"

However when I follow these steps it can't seem to connect to Facebook

Chat. If I go to Tools > Options and leave the window open sometimes I'll

see

Facebook change from "Offline" to "Available" but it usually switches back

to

"Offline" after a quarter second and never stays connected for longer than

2

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-----Original Message-----
On 17 Jan 2013, at 07:37, David Bolton <davidkbolton@gmail.com> wrote:
seconds. A couple times the following Error popped up:

Unable to connect the following account: User name:

[myusername]@chat.facebook.com, Server name: chat.facebook.com. You are
currently offline.

Meanwhile I remain connected to Google Talk and Yahoo without
interruption, and I'm able to log onto Facebook through a web browser.

David
(Windows 7, Jitsi Nightly, 1.1.4398.10264)


#4

Thanks. This did the trick. I documented the necessary procedure on the website
https://jitsi.org/index.php/Documentation/SetUpFacebookChat

David

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On 1/17/2013 5:28 AM, Ingo Bauersachs wrote:

You also need to have the so-called "platform applications" enabled in
Facebook.


#5

David, just a quick "thank you" for your work on the documentation. It is a big issue for the success of jitsi, so I'm very happy to see someone pick up that task.

Many people will benefit from that.

Thanks again,
steve

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Am 18.01.2013 um 06:13 schrieb David Bolton <davidkbolton@gmail.com>:

On 1/17/2013 5:28 AM, Ingo Bauersachs wrote:

You also need to have the so-called "platform applications" enabled in
Facebook.

Thanks. This did the trick. I documented the necessary procedure on the website
https://jitsi.org/index.php/Documentation/SetUpFacebookChat

David