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Social networks login and register on Roku

Is it possible to implement social networks login and register in my Roku channel (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram)? And if yes, how can it be done (are there certain APIs, should I write my own code, etc.)?
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Veeta
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Re: Social networks login and register on Roku

It's not trivial, but has been done. Most of these services use OAuth 2.0. The architecture is too complex to get in to here, but most services would require you running a server of your own for the registration process. There's an example of Twitter in the Roku SDK, but it's a little outdated. PM me if you'd like more details.
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Re: Social networks login and register on Roku

Chris Hoffman open sourced his implementation using Google App Engine and OAuth.
https://github.com/chrishoffman
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belltown
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Re: Social networks login and register on Roku

"crawfishmedia" wrote:
Chris Hoffman open sourced his implementation using Google App Engine and OAuth.
https://github.com/chrishoffman

His code uses OAuth 1.0, which was deprecated by Google over 3 years ago.

"Veeta" wrote:
It's not trivial, but has been done. Most of these services use OAuth 2.0. The architecture is too complex to get in to here, but most services would require you running a server of your own for the registration process.


There's an OAuth2 implementation of Chris Hoffman's Picasa channel here: https://github.com/belltown/Roku-Picasa2. No other server was required to implement the registration process in this case, just Https requests to Google. There may be something in there that could be used when working with other Google APIs.
https://github.com/belltown/
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Re: Social networks login and register on Roku

Thanks guys, I appreciate the help. I will give it a try.
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