Please accept my apologies for the third successive post about Facebook!
I wanted to show off a proof of concept I’ve developed of using Facebook as an identity system for your blog. The proof of concept doesn’t run on a real blog system – that is simply to keep it simple and because I didn’t want to spend a lot of time with the ins and outs of WordPress. I can see no reason why it couldn’t be adapted to integrate with WordPress/Drupal or whatever.
How does it work?
- You’re on the blog page and you wish to make a comment.
- You click on a link which takes you to the Facebook webpage.
- If you haven’t before used your Facebook identity on this application before, you’ll be asked to give permission for it to access your personal information.
- You are returned to the blog page, now logged in with your facebook identity.
Total development time was about 1 hour, took about 50 lines of code. If anybody is interested, I can open source the PHP source code.
Pop over to the proof of concept and feel free to login or to post a comment to try it out.