SSL & Facebook.

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Paul - Taiphoz(Posted 2012) [#1]
Hay all.

As a test and for the purpose of sorting out how it works, I set about adding my little tictac game to facebook, for the most part this was really easy and within a few minutes I was playing my game in facebook.

Which was cool, but something that came up during the process was that very soon Facebook will require all new apps to have a normal url and a secure SSL url, since this costs money to get a signed certificate , and possibly more money to buy hosting that supports it I was wondering what possible solutions there might be.

Has anyone here paid for the SSL service and a Signed certificate and if so, what were your costs, who did you go with.

Fryman(Posted 2012) [#2]
I dont know anything about purchasing SSL certificates but I do know facebook have been displaying that message since the beginning of time and they have not changed anything yet. (Its also expired hasnt it? oct 2011)

I have a SSL hoster but no certificate. Facebook uses my Standard URL for my apps.

my host is

Paul - Taiphoz(Posted 2012) [#3]
I thought it was October this year. and its a clear signal of intent , I doubt they would put it there without the intent to enforce it at some point, and I would have to spend time working on makeing something facebook ready just to have them then screw me over by enforcing ssl.

Fryman(Posted 2012) [#4]
Secure Canvas URL will be required on 1 October 2011.

This is the blog entry

also look at this

A quick google search claims godaddys cheapo ssl certificates are compatible.

But seems a pointless purchase at the moment considering its well past the deadline

Fryman(Posted 2012) [#5]
Forgetting all that, I can actually access my application just fine using my Hosts own SSL certificate and a longer address

the iframe links to

Paul - Taiphoz(Posted 2012) [#6]
Still waiting for a reply from my host. :/

frank(Posted 2012) [#7]
Will you be using FB connect to interact with FB? I'm looking for that for Monkey. My begin idea was to actually code some generic lib for http get/post sync/async, but as time is wasting away, I now thought the quickest way is to just add in the libs for the different languages and hook those up via native methods. I must say I like the former solution a lot more than the latter.

Fryman(Posted 2012) [#8]
I tried to do it with mnet adding flash support myself.. In the end I was not successful and resigned to using dialogs.

Isnt FB.connect being phased out?

You cant access graphs in javascript was my understanding

Droogan(Posted 2012) [#9]

I have my own server, so hosting wasn't a cost, but I paid $69.99 for an ssl certificate from GoDaddy.

I'm not sure I needed it, but I was curious about how to go about purchasing and installing one. Everything was pretty straightforward.