Integrating other social networks

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General

Keys will be entered into your config/diaspora.yml

Twitter

  • Go to [[1]] and sign in
  • Click on ‘Create an app’ width=700px
  • Register your app [[2]]
    • Give it a name. For example “Diaspora at example.org”
    • Give it a description
    • Set the application website to your pod URL or a page that describes what Diaspora is and what your pod has to do with it
    • Important: Set the callback URL to https://your_pod/auth/twitter/callback, replacing your_pod of course.
    • There’s a ToS to accept
    • There is a Captcha ;)
    • Click “Create Twitter application”
  • You now can see your consumer key and your consumer secret, copy them to the right places in config/diaspora.yml
  • Go to Settings and change the “Application Type” to “Read and Write”.
  • Restart Diaspora on your sever (you can skip that when you want to also add support for more services)
  • You’re done. It’s now possible to post to Twitter from your pod :)

Tumblr

  • Goto [[3]] and sign up. If you already have an account get sure you’re signed in.
  • Goto [[4]]
[[5]]
    • Give it a name
    • Set the application website to your pod URL or a page that describes what Diaspora is and what your pod has to do with it
    • Give it a description
    • Enter an email address
    • Important: Set the “Default callback URL” to your pod_url (including http/https)+ /auth/tumblr/callback So if your pod is located at http://example.org enter http://example.org/auth/tumblr/callback
    • You can upload an icon but that’s optional
    • Click register
  • You’ll be redirected to [[6]] where you can see your consumer key. After a click on “Show secret key” you can see your consumer secret. Add both to the right places in config/diaspora.yml
  • Restart Diaspora on your sever (you can skip that when you want to also add support for more services)
  • You’re done. It’s now possible to post to Tumblr from your pod :)

Facebook

  • Goto [[7]]
  • Choose a name, for example “Diaspora at social.example.org”, choose a namespace. Set the namespace in your config/diaspora.yml [[8]]
  • Fill the captcha
  • If you don’t see your new app reload the page and select it.
  • Copy your App ID and your App Secret to your config/diaspora.yml.
  • Click Edit App
  • Add your domain to App Domains.
  • Check “Website with Facebook Login” and fill in the URL to your pod.
  • Hit save.
  • Restart Diaspora on your server
  • You’re done. It’s now possible to post to Facebook from your pod :)

Privacy of posts to Facebook

Any posts a user makes from a pod to Facebook will be made with the privacy level that the users sets on Facebook side when the user authorizes the Diaspora* pod application. Posts done from Diaspora* do not follow the privacy of selected aspects on Diaspora* side. This behaviour is consistent with posting to Twitter etc where the target application governs the privacy of the post.