iOS7 framework for handling Facebook and Twitter authentication
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iOS7 framework for handling authentication with Facebook and Twitter with reverse-auth support.

Thanks to native support for Facebook and Twitter accounts in iOS, it's much easier to implement one-tap login and registration to your apps now. However there are a few pain points in this process:

  • iOS-supported Twitter login uses a "global" Twitter app rather than your own, so tokens cannot be used anywhere else
  • A custom "reverse-auth" process needs to be implemented to obtain Twitter tokens that can be stored on server side
  • Facebook no longer supports "offline access" permission, so your app needs to reauthenticate at every launch, renewing its access token

HIPSocialAuth aims to ease the integration process by adding native support for all of these scenarios, and giving you a single interface that you can use to authenticate a user with one or more social networks.


Basic usage is like this:

[[HIPSocialAuthManager sharedManager] setupWithFacebookAppID:@"Facebook App Identifier"

[[HIPSocialAuthManager sharedManager]
     withHandler:^(HIPSocialAccount *account, NSDictionary *profileInfo, NSError *error) {
         if (nil == error) {
             // Do your own thing here

And that's it! Completion block is called with an HIPSocialAccount instance that contains the identifier and account type, and a profileInfo dictionary that contains the raw profile data received from Twitter or Facebook.


Copy and include the HIPSocialAuth directory in your own project. There are some other dependencies as well, you can see their details below.


Project depends on the official Facebook and Twitter SDKs to work properly. You can download and include them in your project from these links:

If you find any issues, please open an issue here on GitHub, and feel free to send in pull requests with improvements and fixes. You can also get in touch by emailing us at


HIPSocialAuth is brought to you by Taylan Pince and the Hipo Team.


HIPSocialAuth is licensed under the terms of the Apache License, version 2.0. Please see the LICENSE file for full details.