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Enable Social Sign In with Facebook

Enable Social Sign In with Facebook
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To allow your members to use their Facebook credentials to access your Ning Network, head to the Sign up/Sign in page in the Member Management section. Check the boxes next to “Facebook” to enable sign up or sign in with this service. This will bring up a lightbox . You’ll be prompted to create a new sign up/sign in Facebook App. Click on the “Go to Facebook” link to be taken to Facebook in a new tab.

Sign in to Facebook. Once in, click on the “Create New App”  button. (To get to this page directly, you can also paste this URL into the address bar of your browser:


The first step should ask you to choose a platform. Select “Website” from these four options.

You’ll be taken to Facebook’s “Quick Start for Website.” You’ll want to skip this by selecting “Skip Quickstart” on the top-right of the banner.

Afterwards, enter an App Display Name of your choosing.

Click “Website” under the “Add a New App”

Note that your App Display Name can be up to 32 characters long, but no more.

If your network name is longer than this, your Facebook Sign In feature may not work properly. You can change your network name by heading to the Social Site Manager, clicking on General Settings, and editing the Site Name field.

Leave the App Namespace blank. Then choose a category for your application from the drop-down menu, and “create app.”

Enter the text in the CAPTCHA and click on the “Submit” button to create your app.

Almost done! Click on the Status & Review link on the left column and you will see that “Do you want to make this app and all its live features available to the general public?” is set to “no” by default. Go ahead and click on this to change the answer to “yes,” then “confirm.”

Please note: If your Facebook app is not live and available to the general public, you cannot enable Facebook sign in on your Ning Network.


Then go to the “Settings” link from the left column. Under your contact email, you will see an option to “+Add Platform.” Click this link and select the “website” option.


You’ll see a Site URL field open up. Enter a URL in the format below, and replace the “examplenetwork” part with your network’s subdomain (the “examplenetwork” part of “”):

Be sure that your URL starts with https, has the subdomain you chose when you first created the network and includes (not in the URL.

After that, click “Save Changes” on Facebook.

Copy the “App ID” and “App Secret.”

Go back to your network’s Facebook Sign up/Sign in page and paste in the “App ID” and “App Secret” provided on your Facebook App’s page.

Click “Save” and you’re done!

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