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Inspired by the older Facebook-Connect-Example I wrote a Login-panel for the new Facebook Javascript SDK.

For the REST-calls to the new Graph-API I use RestFB

I used mostly plain JavaScript, but you can put it easily into a wrapper for your convenience.

<html xmlns:wicket>
        	<script type="text/javascript" wicket:id="loginCallback"></script>
			<script type="text/javascript" wicket:id="logoutCallback"></script>
            <fb:login-button autologoutlink="true" perms="email" >
            <!-- Facebook-API -->
            <div id="fb-root">
            <script wicket:id="FBapi">  <!-- calling Facebook API, init and check login -->

The panel is as minimalistic as possible. You can simply put it on the header of your design and use it as login-indicator and -button or extend the code to a more sophisticated login-page.
package x.y.z.authentication;

import java.util.Map;

import org.apache.commons.logging.Log;
import org.apache.commons.logging.LogFactory;
import org.apache.wicket.Page;
import org.apache.wicket.RequestCycle;
import org.apache.wicket.ajax.AbstractDefaultAjaxBehavior;
import org.apache.wicket.ajax.AjaxRequestTarget;
import org.apache.wicket.markup.html.JavascriptPackageResource;
import org.apache.wicket.markup.html.basic.Label;
import org.apache.wicket.markup.html.panel.Panel;
import org.apache.wicket.model.AbstractReadOnlyModel;
import org.apache.wicket.protocol.http.WebRequestCycle;
import x.y.z.AuthWebSession;

 * Minimalistic Panel for Facebook-Login-Management
 *  - as a single Button you can put into every Page
 *  - as a basis for a full-blown Login-Page
 * @author Markus Lachinger <markus.lachinger äT gmail com>
public class FacebookSignInPanel extends Panel {
	 * default SID
	private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
	private static final Log log = LogFactory.getLog(FacebookSignInPanel.class);

	protected String apiId = "yourAPIkey";
	protected String secret = "yourSecret";

	/** Wrapper to super() **/
	public FacebookSignInPanel(String id) {

	 * This method will load the Facebook-API and manage login-states
	public void createPanel() {
		// Add and initialize Facebook-API
		StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
		sb.append("    appId: '"+ apiId +"',");
		sb.append("    status: true,");
		sb.append("    cookie: true,");
		sb.append("    xfbml: true");
		// set Event-Handler for Login and Logout
		sb.append("FB.Event.subscribe('auth.login', function(respond){callWicketLogin(respond)});");
		sb.append("FB.Event.subscribe('auth.logout', function(respond){callWicketLogout(respond)});");

		// If the User is already logged in into Facebook, send this to Session
		if(!((AuthWebSession) getSession()).isSignedIn()) {
			 sb.append("if (response.session) {");
			 sb.append("  FB.api('/me', function(response){");
			 sb.append("	if(response.session) {");
			 sb.append("    	callWicketLogin(response);");
			 sb.append("	} else {");
			 sb.append("		FB.login(function(res) {");
			 sb.append("			callWicketLogin(res); }");
			 sb.append("		)");	
			 sb.append("		}");
			 sb.append("	})");
			 sb.append("  };");
//			 sb.append("  else {");
//			 sb.append("    alert(\"not logged in\");");
//			 sb.append("   }");
			 sb.append("  });");

		Label FBapi = new Label("FBapi", sb.toString());

		 * Javascript-Wicket-Bridge that gets called after a successful login
		 * contains Facebook-UserID, Facebook-SessionId for i.e. JSON and
		 * AccessToken (OAuth2)
		final AbstractDefaultAjaxBehavior loginBehavior = new AbstractDefaultAjaxBehavior() {
			protected void respond(final AjaxRequestTarget target) {

		 * Javascript-Wicket-Bridge that gets called after a logout occurred
		final AbstractDefaultAjaxBehavior logoutBehavior = new AbstractDefaultAjaxBehavior() {
			protected void respond(final AjaxRequestTarget target) {
				//log out the user but keep the session
				((AuthWebSession) getSession()).signOut();

		Label loginCallback = new Label("loginCallback", new AbstractReadOnlyModel<String>() {
			public String getObject() {
				CharSequence url = loginBehavior.getCallbackUrl();
				StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
				sb.append("function callWicketLogin(response) { \n");
				sb.append("		if (response.session) {\n");
				//optional: check permissions here if all necessary are granted!
				//example:  (2010/6/1 @
//					    if (response.perms) {
//					      // user is logged in and granted some permissions.
//					      // perms is a comma separated list of granted permissions
//					    } else {
//					      // user is logged in, but did not grant any permissions
//					    }
				sb.append("     	var wcall = wicketAjaxGet('");
				sb.append("&fbid='+ response.session.uid +'");
				//SessionId in case you want to use the old API
				sb.append("&fbsessid='+ response.session.session_key +'");
				//AccessToken for new OAuth2-based requests
				sb.append("&fbaccesstoken='+ response.session.access_token");
				sb.append(", function() { }, function() { });\n");
				sb.append("    	} else {\n");
				sb.append("			alert(\"Sorry, there was some kind of error in the Facebook-login. Please try again.\");");
				sb.append("		}\n");
				return sb.toString();

		Label logoutCallback = new Label("logoutCallback", new AbstractReadOnlyModel<String>() {
			public String getObject() {
				CharSequence url = logoutBehavior.getCallbackUrl();
				StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
				sb.append("function callWicketLogout(response) { \n");
				sb.append("alert(\"You have been logged out from facebook. We will log you out too - see FAQ\");");
				sb.append("     var wcall = wicketAjaxGet('");
				sb.append("', function() { }, function() { });");
				sb.append("    }");
				return sb.toString();


	public void handleLoginEventCallback(Page p) {
		Map<String, String[]> map = ((WebRequestCycle) RequestCycle.get()).getRequest().getParameterMap();
		String uid = map.get("fbid")[0];
		String accessToken = map.get("fbaccesstoken")[0];
		if(!((AuthWebSession) getSession()).signInFacebook(accessToken, uid)) {
			error("Sorry, something went wrong with the Login - please try again.");


Here I add the Javascript-API from Facebook, listen to the login- and logout-triggers and check if the user is already logged in in Facebook but not at my page (so no login-trigger will fire).
If the login is triggered, I extract the interesting data from the response (that is what the Facebook-javascript-request returned to me) and give it to the Session.

The details are inline-commented.
package x.y.z.authentication;

import java.util.List;
import java.util.Set;

import org.apache.commons.logging.Log;
import org.apache.commons.logging.LogFactory;
import org.apache.wicket.Request;
import org.apache.wicket.Session;
import org.apache.wicket.WicketRuntimeException;
import org.apache.wicket.authentication.AuthenticatedWebSession;
import org.apache.wicket.authorization.strategies.role.Roles;
import org.apache.wicket.injection.web.InjectorHolder;
import org.apache.wicket.spring.injection.annot.SpringBean;

import com.restfb.DefaultFacebookClient;
import com.restfb.FacebookClient;
import com.restfb.FacebookException;
import com.restfb.types.User;

 * @author Markus Lachinger <markus.lachinger äT gmail com>
public class AuthWebSession extends AuthenticatedWebSession {

	/** UserID in database */
	private long userId = -1;

	/** facebook-account? */
	private boolean facebookAcc = false;

	/** Access-Token for Facebook-REST-Api */
	private String fbToken = null;

	/** Fixed SerialVersionUID */
	private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

	/** Logger */
	private Log log = LogFactory.getLog(AuthWebSession.class);

	 * @return Current authenticated web session
	public static AuthenticatedWebSession get() {
		return (AuthenticatedWebSession) Session.get();

	 * Constructor sets Spring-Injector
	 * @param request
	 *            Webrequest
	public AuthWebSession(Request request) {
		InjectorHolder.getInjector().inject(this); //Spring Annotations

	 * Wrapper method for signin in a User via his Facebook-account
	 * @param accesstoken
	 * @param uid
	 * @return
	public boolean signInFacebook(final String accesstoken, final String uid) {
		boolean status = authenticateFacebook(accesstoken, uid);
		return status;

	 * The user logged in at facebook.
	 * @param accesstoken
	 *            Access-Token for OAuth2-REST-Api of Facebook
	 * @param uid
	 *            Uique User-ID in facebook
	 * @return successfuly changend Session
	public boolean authenticateFacebook(String accesstoken, String uid) {
		long uidLong = Long.parseLong(uid);
		if(isSignedIn() && userId!=uidLong) {
			//wrong user in current sesson
		userId = uidLong;
		facebookAcc = true;
		fbToken = accesstoken;
		FacebookClient fbClient = new DefaultFacebookClient(accesstoken);
		try {
			User u = fbClient.fetchObject("me", User.class);
			//get some data of the User...
			//i.e. check if user is already in database, add/update entry
			// user-picture via  String picLink = u.getLink()+"/picture"
			//u.getPic doesn't seem to work for me
		} catch (FacebookException e) {
			log.error("Facebook-REST-error for uid:"+ uid +" token:"+ accesstoken, e);
			return false;
		return true;

	 * Authenticates this session using the given email-address and password
	 * @param email
	 * @param password
	 * @return True if the user was authenticated successfully
	public boolean authenticate(final String email, final String password) {
               //possibility to do the usual username/password-login

	public Roles getRoles() {
              //get the roles  @see AuthenticatedWebSession

	 * @return Id of the user logged in with this session
	public long getUserId() {
		if (isSignedIn()) {
			return userId;
		} else {
			return -1;
	public void signOut() {


My Session uses AuthenticatedWebSession (auth-roles) as base.
Here I handle the login or logout and take care about things like a different user-ID for already logged-in user (another user logged into Facebook while our page was not refreshed in between)

Just add it like this:

FacebookSignInPanel x = new FacebookSignInPanel("signInPanel");

Errors that can occurr:

  • Facebook API-Error 100:
    API Error Code: 100
    API Error Description: Invalid parameter
    Error Message: next is not owned by the application.
    Solution: Add a Post-Authorize Rederict URL in you Facebook-App
    see: Scott Murphy's Blog

I hope this is useful for you,


  • 2010/6/10:
    * Added createPanel() to the constructor.
    * Added common Bug API Error 100