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The new web apps feature is fun, I've set up everything as it should be, but Empathy still doesn't connect to Facebook.

When I go to the "Online-accounts" dialog and open the Empathy options dialog in the Facebook tab this shows up:

  • Identification is blank and can't be edited
  • Alias is blank, but can be edited
  • A notification saying "Go online to edit your personal data" is visible

I've tried logging into Facebook using my email address AND my username, both with the same results.

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Is this in an upgrade from 12.04? If so, try deleting the old account information from Online Accounts and click Add to create a new one. –  user68186 Oct 24 '12 at 12:22

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Go to your account settings on Facebook and disable the Login Notifications (Security Settings). Then, try to login on Empathy. Worked here!!

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This did not work for me. –  ams Jan 4 '13 at 14:38

I had the same problem. I've fixed it by deleting the old "Jabber" Facebook account entry, and adding a new "Facebook" account.

The new type requires you to log into Facebook via a browser-like interface, and register Ubuntu as a Facebook app, complete with app permissions and so on.

Presumably this is because the central online account is also used by Gwibber, to posts statuses, and Shotwell, to upload photos.

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Here is something simple using Jabber configuration in empathy messenger: Start empathy and choose Jabber from the Accounts menu or press f4.
Now you need to go to: https://www.facebook.com/sitetour/chat.php and you will need to log into your facebook account from here, next you will click "other-Windows/Mac/Linux" This will bring up a configuration pop-up for YOUR Facebook account.

By default (since there are no port configurations that i know of) all you need it this:

  • Jabber ID: <username@chat.facebook.com>
  • Password: <your facebook password>

and there you go, you are now logged into Facebook.

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I had the same problem in my Ubuntu 13.04. What I did was I ran the ff command:

sudo sed -i.bak "/<setting name=\"ClientId\">/a\          <setting name=\"AllowedSchemes\" type=\"as\">\['https','http'\]<\/setting>" /usr/share/accounts/providers/facebook.provider

It worked fine!

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