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Getting Started with Facebook & HTML5

This guide shows example of PlayFab authentication using Facebook and HTML5/JavaScript.


Server and Domain

This guide requires a server with valid domain to follow. If you do not have a registered domain and remote web server yet, please follow our Running Test HTTP Server guide to run a local web server with a valid domain name. Throughout this guide, we will assume your domain is 'http://playfab.example

Registering Facebook Application

Start by navigating to Facebook Developer Portal. Move your mouse over "My Apps" button (1, top right corner) and select "Add a New App" (2), as shown on the picture below:

A new application pop up will open. Enter a name for your application (1) and contact email (2). Make sure to come up with your own unique application name and email, as shown on the picture below:

Navigate to "Settings" tab (1), then to "Basic" sub-tab (2). Locate your Application ID. Copy it somewhere, we will use it later to set up the Facebook SDK:

On you application manager page, navigate to products (1) and locate "Facebook Login" entry and click "Get Started" (2):

A page with Login product settings should open. Make sure that you have Login product settings page is opened (1) and ensure Client and Web OAuth is on (2):

Set Valid OAuth redirect URIs (1) to your own auth page URI. This will be `playfab.example` in your case. Click "Save Changes" (2) to commit:

On you application manager page, navigate to Settings->Basic (1) and click "Add Platform" button (2):

Select "Web-site" options (1):

Web-site configuration panel will appear in the list. Set "Site URL" (1) to your auth page URL. This will be `playfab.example` in our case. Click "Save Changes" (2) to commit.


Use the following HTML file to test PlayFab + Facebook authentication. Please, make sure to replace YOUR-APPLICATION-ID and YOUR-PLAYFAB-TITLE with your own:

<!DOCTYPE html>
        // This function will be called when Facebook SDK is loaded
        window.fbAsyncInit = function() {

            // Make sure to use your own App ID for the configuration
                appId      : 'YOUR-APPLICATION-ID',
                xfbml      : true,
                version    : 'v2.9'

            // Record PageView event for analytics

        // Facebook SDK loader. Creates a script entry to load the SDK
        (function(d, s, id){
            var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
            if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;}
            js = d.createElement(s); = id;
            js.src = "//";
            fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
        }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));
    <script src=""></script>
    <p>Facebook Auth Example</p>
    <button onclick="loginWithFacebook()">Log In with Facebook</button>
        // This method is invoked when you press the button
        function loginWithFacebook() {
            logLine("Logging in via Facebook...");

            // Standart practice: make call to FB.login.
            // This will show Facebook popup window. To prevent browsers from locking it,
            // always make sure to call it from Button click event
                    logLine("Problem authenticating via Facebook!");
                } else {

        function loginWithPlayfab(accessToken){

            logLine("Logging in via PlayFab...");

            // When given accessToken, make call to LoginWithFacebook API Call
            // Make sure to use your own PlayFab Title ID
                AccessToken: accessToken,
                TitleId: "YOUR-PLAYFAB-TITLE",
                CreateAccount: true
            }, onPlayFabResponse);

        // Handles response from playfab.
        function onPlayFabResponse(response, error) {
            if (response)
                logLine("Response: " + JSON.stringify(response));
            if (error)
                logLine("Error: " + JSON.stringify(error));

        function logLine(message) {
            var textnode = document.createTextNode(message);
            var br = document.createElement("br");

Request the following file from your server using the domain you set up during Facebook Application configuration ( `playfab.example' in our case). Once the page opens, click "Log In with Facebook" button (1). Follow any Facebook instructions in the pop up window. Watch the output (2):

You will obtain PlayFab session ticket. At this point you have successfully configured PlayFab and Facebook authentication using HTML5/JS.

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