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  1. #11
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    Re: Ubuntu online accounts - cannot add facebook

    Had the same problem and figured this out, so thought I would post my results.

    The problem that everyone is happening is due to the Faceboke 'Secure Browsing' option. This requires that Facebook logins and connections use HTTPS, instead of HTTP (secure HTTP vs normal HTTP). By default, I believe online accounts is using HTTP, so this just won't work.

    Because of this, we have a couple of options.

    Option 1 (Insecure Solution):
    Disable Facebook Secure browsing through the security interface on Facebook.com. This will disable HTTPS defaults on ALL of your Facebook pages on ALL devices, e.g. cell phones, other computers, etc. This works, but it is not the ideal solution.

    Option 2 (Right Way):
    We can simply request that online accounts just use an HTTPS connection, instead of an HTTP connection. To do this, we can use Derek Karpinski's previous advice (quoted below). This is essentially telling Online Accounts to try both HTTP and HTTPS. Since Facebook needs HTTPS, this is what we want. After doing his steps below, delete the Ubuntu app on Facebook (if you had previously tried and failed to add it), log out of Facebook, and close Online Accounts. You actually don't need to restart your computer, just close Online Accounts. Re-open Online Accounts and try again. and things should work fine!

    Re: Ubuntu online accounts - cannot add facebook
    Code:

    sudo nano /usr/share/accounts/providers/facebook.provider


    add this line:
    Code:

    <setting name="AllowedSchemes" type="as">['https','http']</setting>

    right after this line:
    Code:

    <group name="user_agent">

  2. #12
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    Re: Ubuntu online accounts - cannot add facebook

    Glad to know this got resolved. It was annoying the heck out of me.
    Kudos to Derek and SaltyFishPaste for explaining the solution.

    Will loop in folks from another thread who had the same problem.
    Last edited by sagara; May 30th, 2013 at 05:38 AM.

  3. #13
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    Re: Ubuntu online accounts - cannot add facebook

    Thanks! Works perfect! :3

  4. #14
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    Re: Ubuntu online accounts - cannot add facebook

    Hello. I have accidentally found a way around this problem. What you can do is very simple. First you must go to firefox and google "activate facebook messenger firefox". You will need to activate the facebook messenger on firefox. This will automatically add your facebook profile to ubuntu.
    Hope this helps.

  5. #15
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    Re: Ubuntu online accounts - cannot add facebook

    None of those things helped for me still can not log in to facebook chat in empathy

  6. #16
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    Re: Ubuntu online accounts - cannot add facebook

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge empathy
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install mcp-account-manager-goa
    Code:
    F2 unity
    Code:
    empathy-accounts
    hope this works!
    Last edited by e_cap; October 19th, 2013 at 07:39 PM.

  7. #17
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    Re: Ubuntu online accounts - cannot add facebook

    no, it does not work for me.

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    Re: Ubuntu online accounts - cannot add facebook

    using empathy in ubuntu is a real mess.
    today, i have tried empathy that comes default to debian 7.2......to my surprise, it is working fine! it connects to facebook account.
    i dont understand what is going on....

  9. #19
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    Re: Ubuntu online accounts - cannot add facebook

    today, i have tried fedora 19 from liveUSB and the empathy seems to work okay, all my accounts are connecting fine (facebook, gmail and yahoo)
    i guess that the problem has something to do with "ubuntu account"

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