django / facebook oauth

I’ve began work setting up a facebook application using django. One of the requirements is that I’m able to hook into facebook’s authentication system.

The package below seems to be the most flexible. The others that I’ve used require much more involvement and this has access directly to the api. I’m still looking for documentation on how to use the functions, but in time I’ll figure it out.

The package does require that you use python 2.5+ so I had initial trouble trying to get working with python 2.4.3, the default CentOS python package.

    The current setup is:

  • Apache2.2
  • Mod_python 3.3.1
  • Python 2.6
  • MySQL 5.0

After I make progress with the application, I’ll share my findings.

django facebook connect

Thanks to this tutorial, I was able to work in django/facebook authentication. It is minimal and works rather well. This is just the beginning of a site that I’m working on with django as the backend to a facebook app. The link below is to the original author.

There are some basic things that will need to be done in order to make the application work the way I want to. It’s your typical run of the mill website minus the community.