Problem when user has enabled Facebook's enhanced security features #40

raffael opened this Issue Oct 27, 2012 · 2 comments


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I'm not quite sure what's happening here, maybe Facebook has silently changed something in the Login process:
The user can activate a security feature in his FB settings, which requires to specify a Device name everytime someone is trying to log in with his Facebook account. This all worked fine with PhFacebook, until now:
After logging in using the credentials, the "Specify the device" form appears. As soon as this is submitted, a blank page appears in the Auth dialogue and the window doesn't hide itself — the whole login process is stuck.

To fix that, I tested the following which seems to work:
in PhWebViewController.m, in the didFinishLoadForFrame; insert the following code after *urlWithoutSchema processing:

if (sender!=nil) {
NSString *html = [sender stringByEvaluatingJavaScriptFromString:@"document.body.innerHTML"];
if (html==nil || [html isEqualToString:@""]) {
[parent performSelector: @selector(didDismissUI)];
[self.window orderOut: self];

It will dismiss the window and the login process is finished. Don't know if it's safe to use this approach though.


Did you deploy this code in the field? Did it work for you? I can't replicate the conditions you describe, so it makes it hard for me to review and incorporate the code...


No activity in two years, closing.

@philippec philippec closed this Jul 12, 2015
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