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21 Mar 2010, 19:13
Anant Chaudhary (17 posts)

I need to access a user’s information from facebook from within a cron job (basically a rake task with environment access - and so similar to accessing from script/console). What I need is just the user’s name to address a newsletter properly - I would have stored that but facebook terms seem to state that i can only store the id and the proxy email. So I have the facebook id and need access to the name.

The book does suggest keeping the session in the model but that works for just an hour :(. Any ideas?

21 Mar 2010, 19:19
Anant Chaudhary (17 posts)

This seems to work…, Facebooker::Session.create).name

22 Mar 2010, 12:39
Mike Mangino (543 posts)

You can get basic information without a session, but to get more detailed information you will need the user to grant you the offline_access extended permission.


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10 Jun 2011, 10:47
elvin alvian siagian (1 post)

HI Mike

I was request for extended permission “publish stream” and user on my page was allow that but why user on my page can’t publish to profile ? What i should do for it ??

I think extended permission just request one time and user allow that permission then user can publish to profile facebook .


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