Fix Error Getting Access Token for Apps

We have written an article concerning How to Authenticate Apps for posting in a previous article. However, many are having the issues of getting access token when they click the ‘Get App Authenticate Link‘ button for some Apps. This article provides you an alternative method to get access tokens.

When you Goto Settings > Facebook Apps. Click on the Authenticate button of the App you want to authenticate. Click the Authenticate App button and follow the instructions as explained in this article.

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After completing the app permission stage, and you click the ‘Get the App Authenticate Link‘. If you get a blank page with a URL like this ‘data:text/html,<html><meta http-equiv=’refresh’ content=’0; url=view-source:https://gooas in the image above, that means you won’t be able to get the access token. Now follow the procedures below to get access token using the alternative method.

Alternative Method to Get Access Token (Source URL)

This method is as simple as the normal method, the only difference is that you need to work with speed this time around.

To get access token using the source URL method;

  1. From the Authentication pop up window, highlight and copy the App Source-URL (as shown in the picture below). Open another tab on your browser and paste the source url
  2. When you enter the URL in another browser, you need to QUICKLY copy the link that shows up before it redirects (Link shown for just 1 Sec). Yes you have just ONE SECOND to copy the link.

    copy-access-token-linkIf you fail to copy the Link at first try, you can alway try again until you are able to copy

  3. Now paste the LINK in the access token field (as shown below) of the authentication field, and the second will be generated. Click  the Test Access Token to ensure your access token is valid. Then Click Set Access Token to complete the authentication process.

We hope you are able to fix your Facebook Access Token issue with this.

Drop your comments below if you still have any App authentication related issues.

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  1. aarthi

    i am getting an error what so ever i do, even in the authenticate window, when i click on get app authenticate link the window opens and closes in less than a second, let go copying, its not even possible to click on the opened link, i tried pasting the link in new browser but it does not even appear

  2. Puspal Tamuli

    Error validating access token: session has expired on wednesday, 19-apr-17 14:00:00 pdt. the current time is thursday, 20-apr-17 01:20:09 pdt.
    I am getting the above error. I have reloaded facebook account also used HTC Sence.

  3. puspal Tamuli

    Error validating access token: the session is invalid because the user logged out.
    I get the error posting to my own pages. But it posting to Groups
    I am definitely not logged out as plotposted posted in groups.
    Please help.

    Default App: HTC Sence

  4. Obinwanne

    Hello. I appreciate ™Pilotposter but Apps like (Spotify, HTC sense one) can’t be authenticated.
    Secondly, Instagram app send alphanumeric stuff that looks like ID in posts

  5. G

    I have followed the extended instructions (the 1 second copy). It simply does not work. I have tried it in Safari, Chrome and Firefox.
    If I use the Graph API APP I constantly get ‘Invalid Access Token’ interuptions.
    Please advise.

  6. azriee

    I got ” NO FACEBOOK ACCOUNT ARE SELECT ” problem..all apps are same..i try to change to another fb acount..but its doesnt work also. so how to counter it.

  7. Il problema è che quando clicco su add facebook account mi esce una finestra che dice di mettere un token. Ma nel video la finestra contiene un url da copiare. Ecco, a me non esce nessun url.

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