FacebookSDK

Creating your own custom "Sign In With Facebook" button

Sometimes we want to design our own UI for "Sign In With Facebook" button instead of the original button that comes with FacebookSDK.

  1. In your storyboard, drag your UIButton and set it however you want it to be.
  2. Ctrl + drag your button to your view controller as IBAction.
  3. Inside the IBAction method you will have simulate a tap on the actual Facebook button as follow:

Swift:

    let loginButton = FBSDKLoginButton()
    loginButton.delegate = self
    // Your Custom Permissions Array
    loginButton.readPermissions =
    [
                             "public_profile",
                             "email",
                             "user_about_me",
                             "user_photos"
    ]
    // Hiding the button
    loginButton.hidden = true
    self.view.addSubview(loginButton)
    // Simulating a tap for the actual Facebook SDK button
    loginButton.sendActionsForControlEvents(UIControlEvents.TouchUpInside)

Objective-C:

FBSDKLoginButton *FBButton = [FBSDKLoginButton new];

// Your Custom Permissions Array
FBButton.readPermissions = @[@"public_profile",
                             @"email",
                             @"user_about_me",
                             @"user_photos"
                             ];
FBButton.loginBehavior = FBSDKLoginBehaviorNative;
[FBButton setDelegate:self];
[FBButton setHidden:true];
[loginButton addSubview:FBButton];

[FBButton sendActionsForControlEvents:UIControlEventTouchUpInside];

You're done.

FacebookSDK Integration

Step 1: Install the SDK

You can install the SDK manually or via CocoaPods. The latter option is highly recommended.

Put these lines in Podfile:

target 'MyApp' do
  use_frameworks!

  pod 'FBSDKCoreKit'
  pod 'FBSDKLoginKit'
  pod 'FBSDKShareKit'
end

Run pod install in the terminal and open .xcworkspace instead of .xcodeproj afterwards.

FBSDKLoginKit and FBSDKShareKit are optional. You may or may not need them.

Step 2: Create an app on Facebook

Go to Quick Starts - Facebook for Developers to create an app.

Facebook will ask you to download the SDK after creating the app. You can skip this part if you installed the SDK via CocoaPods already.

Step 3: Edit .plist

a. To make your app able to "communicate" with Facebook, you need to put some settings in your .plist file. Facebook will give you the customized snippet on the Quick Starts page.

b. Edit your .plist file as source code.

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c. Paste your customized snippet in the source code. Be careful! The snippet must be exactly the child of the <dict> tag. Your source code should be something like:

<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
    // ...
    //some default settings
    // ...
    <key>CFBundleURLTypes</key>
    <array>
        <dict>
            <key>CFBundleURLSchemes</key>
            <array>
                <string>fb{FBAppId}</string>
            </array>
        </dict>
    </array>
    <key>FacebookAppID</key>
    <string>{FBAppId}</string>
    <key>FacebookDisplayName</key>
    <string>{FBAppName}</string>
    <key>LSApplicationQueriesSchemes</key>
    <array>
        <string>fbapi</string>
        <string>fb-messenger-api</string>
        <string>fbauth2</string>
        <string>fbshareextension</string>
    </array>
<key>NSAppTransportSecurity</key>
<dict>
    <key>NSExceptionDomains</key>
    <dict>
        <key>facebook.com</key>
        <dict>
            <key>NSIncludesSubdomains</key>
            <true/>
            <key>NSExceptionRequiresForwardSecrecy</key>
            <false/>
        </dict>
        <key>fbcdn.net</key>
        <dict>
            <key>NSIncludesSubdomains</key>
            <true/>
            <key>NSExceptionRequiresForwardSecrecy</key>
            <false/>
        </dict>
        <key>akamaihd.net</key>
        <dict>
            <key>NSIncludesSubdomains</key>
            <true/>
            <key>NSExceptionRequiresForwardSecrecy</key>
            <false/>
        </dict>
    </dict>
</dict>
</plist>

If you paste the snippet at a wrong place, you will run into problems.

Step 4: Tell Facebook your bundle identifier on the Quick Starts page.

=> How to get bundle identifier

Step 5: Edit your AppDelegate.swift

a.

import FBSDKCoreKit

b.

func application(application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [NSObject: AnyObject]?) -> Bool {
    FBSDKApplicationDelegate.sharedInstance().application(application, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions: launchOptions)
    return true
}

func application(application: UIApplication, openURL url: NSURL, sourceApplication: String?, annotation: AnyObject) -> Bool {
    return FBSDKApplicationDelegate.sharedInstance().application(application, openURL: url, sourceApplication: sourceApplication, annotation: annotation)
}

Fetching the facebook user data

After the user signed in to Facebook at your app, now it's time to fetch the data you requested at the FBButton.readPermissions.

Swift:

enum FacebookParametesField : String
{
    case FIELDS_KEY = "fields"
    case FIELDS_VALUE = "id, email, picture, first_name, last_name"
}


if FBSDKAccessToken.currentAccessToken() != nil
{
//  Getting user facebook data
FBSDKGraphRequest(graphPath: "me", 
                 parameters: [FacebookParametesField.FIELDS_KEY.rawValue : FacebookParametesField.FIELDS_VALUE.rawValue])
.startWithCompletionHandler({ (graphConnection : FBSDKGraphRequestConnection!, result : AnyObject!, error : NSError!) -> Void in
    
        if error == nil
        {
            print("Facebook Graph phaze")

            let email = result["email"]
            let facebookToken = FBSDKAccessToken.currentAccessToken().tokenString
            let userFacebookId = result["id"]
            let firstName = result["first_name"]
            let lastName = result["last_name"]
            
            if let result = result as? Dictionary<String, AnyObject>
            {
                if let picture = result["picture"] as? Dictionary<String,AnyObject>
                {
                    if let data = picture["data"] as? Dictionary <String,AnyObject>
                    {
                        if let url = data["url"] as? String
                        {
                            //  Profile picture URL
                            let profilePictureURL = url
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    })
}


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