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What's a secret key used for on Facebook's API

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by PageManager, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. PageManager

    PageManager Newbie

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    Say if I have an enemy's Facebook secret key and app ID. What could I do with that?

    I know that facebook gives you an app ID and secret key, but I'm not sure what they are used for. I've never seen an API call that requires a secret key.
     
  2. MrBlue

    MrBlue Senior Member

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    The secret key is used for authenticating the API call to FB. A unique ID/key pair may give you certain read/write access to a specific FB application or page.
     
  3. thebomb

    thebomb Junior Member

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    If you have secret key, you can post to that account. It is associated with the API and can request and send data to the account.
     
  4. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    You can abuse his app and get it banned. Nothing else, really.