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A question about the Stack Exchange authentication process and related API methods.

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Add a dedicated bot login to Stack Apps

When dealing with chat bots, especially those like SmokeDetector, you'll often want to log in directly from the code. The problem? There's no easy way to do this, especially now that Open ID is being ...
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Resurfacing bug: "could not parse proxy url" error message

According to this question, the "could not parse proxy url" bug was solved more than 2 years ago. However, when using the client-side OAuth flow, the aforementioned error message appears when ...
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localhost API key receives Curl error when retrieving access token

I have registered two apps -- one that will redirect to my website and the other that will redirect to a localhost server that I have running so I don't have to test my code on the site. I have ...
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OAuth Dialog has all content positioned off-screen

When using https://stackoverflow.com/oauth/dialog, the OAuth dialog renders correctly on my normal browser window. Opening it inside a modal however results in an empty window, because body has a min-...
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Can we specify more than one OAuth Domain?

I would like to use the API from a browser extension. With WebExtensions, I should be able to support Firefox and Chrome with the same code. Chrome provides an identity API for OAuth2, and so does ...
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Login screen without web browser

I'm playing around with the Stack Exchange API, and have just received my first response from the server using the "Hello World" example. The next step is to allow the user to log in somehow. From ...
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error description: could not parse proxy url

I have seen the answers to the existing two questions on this topic but it has not helped. And the problem still persists so I am re-posting this question. Here is my code $(function(){ SE.init({ ...
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window.opener is null in Stack Exchange login_success page

I am using the JavaScript SDK to authenticate Stack Exchange users in our application. But the dialog stays in "Authorizing Application" page, as I found there is a error thrown in this page:...
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Provide a way to get display name via access token

Please include a new (network) method with the ability to gather display name and profile image directly via access token. Right now to retrieve this information you have to first authenticate a ...
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Stackoverflow Javascript Authentication error

Using the Stack Overflow javascript authentication API, I get this error: Application Login Failure An error occurred while login into an application. Error Details error description: ...
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Does a user only need to log in once to access all sites?

When I use stack exchange sites on my desktop web browser, I log in once using stack exchange ID and then when I navigate to sites I don't belong to, it automatically associates me with the new site. ...
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OAuth2 Authentication Redirection error in PHP

I'm trying to authenticate into Stack Exchange's API with the following URL: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=3535&scope=write_access&redirect_uri=https://stackexchange.com/...
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How switch user accounts on the same device?

The Problem I'm integrating Stack Exchange API on iOS (iPhone). I've run into a situation where I can't log out and authenticate with a different account. I am stuck with the first account that I have ...
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Better Call /me maybe?

I am using implicit OAuth 2.0 flow, hence requesting for a token first. Now when I want to know which user has logged in, I have to make request to /me endpoint to get all of the data about the user, ...
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Use Stack Overflow's authentication API in a browser extension

I want to create a browser extension that reproduce the Stack Overflow navbar (inbox and achievements): I need for that to authenticate the current user using the authentication API. For this step, I ...
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Having Trouble Setting Up OAuth for App

I am trying to build an app but I can't get the authentication right. I have been following the steps here: https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/authentication I keep getting the below error no matter ...
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The authentication doc gives a wrong domain for authentication

The authentication doc page now lists URL's like: https://stackoverflow.com/oauth https://stackoverflow.com/oauth/access_token etc. While these seem to work, the correct domain is stackexchange.com, ...
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OAuth login fails for Stack Exchange and Facebook, but not Google

I'm integrating with Stack Exchange API on iOS 6 & 7. To authenticate, I load up a UIWebView with the OAuth page. Google login works well, but Stack Exchange and Facebook do not. Are these ...
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StackX app - problem signing in with Google ID

I have a problem with StackX app on my Samsung Galaxy 4 phone (Android 4.3). I'm logging to StackExchange in general, and StackOferflow in particular, using my Google ID. The app does not recognize ...
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/oauth/access_token not redirecting back to my redirect_uri

I am trying to implement Stack Exchange using oAuth 2.0. I am able to get CODE but, when I try to get access_token through this code: <?php if(isset($_GET['code'])) { ?> <form method="POST" ...
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How to login programmatically

I'm building an app for personal use. The app simply screen-scrapes the StackExchange homepage and checks whether I am currently logged in to StackExchange. This works fine. However, if the app ...
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How can my app authenticate users with only a Stack Overflow account, using the Stack Exchange OAuth API 2.1?

Recently I registered an app in stackapps.com to provide a way to authenticate users with their Stack Overflow account. Then I noticed that Stack Exchange OAuth only works for users with a Stack ...
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