Boilerplate API server for applications authenticating via Facebook.
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Boilerplate API server for applications authenticating via Facebook.


To create simple boilerplate code for building a golang/martini API using Facebook for authentication.

Basic flow

  • User connects to your app (e.g. SPA or mobile)
  • You get an access token from Facebook via the standard OAuth flow
  • That token is then passed to subsequent requests to YOUR API (e.g. Authorization: {MY_TOKEN}).
  • The server then stores a corresponding user record (see models/user.go).


  • Clone the repository
  • Add database/Facebook app configuration using environment vars (see
  • Install dependencies using godep
  • run the server go run server.go
  • Try it out curl -H 'Authorization: MY_TOKEN' http://localhost:3000

Built with:

There's also a bunch of other cruft for receiving/rendering JSON - feel free to add/remove as required!


Make it better; right now everything is bunch up, would be nice to add some modularity - I'm a n00b Gopher so could use all the help I can get!