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A real-time anonymous publishing application for Facebook pages.

License: Mozilla Public License 2.0

Shell 2.69% PHP 73.11% JavaScript 13.48% ApacheConf 0.17% CSS 0.67% CoffeeScript 9.87%

facebook-anonymous-publisher's Introduction

Facebook Anonymous Publisher

A real-time anonymous publishing application for Facebook pages.

The general method to provide an anonymous Facebook page for people is:

An administrator holds a Facebook page and provides a third-party service for people to post messages to a temeporay database. Once the administrator received a new message from a user, he/she has to manually review and publish the message to the Facebook page.

Less Management, More Freedom of Speech

This project let you having an intelligent bot which is able to automatically perform the following jobs for you:

  • Without any exceptions and unpredictable errors from Facebook API, this bot will directly publish the new messages from users to your Facebook page.
  • A message queuing service will automatically start when too many messages have created by users within a short period.
  • Anyone has the right to anonymously speak out his/her thoughts to the public through this application without need to login into his/her Facebook account or use any third-party applications.
  • You are able to set your filters and senstive words to prevent abuse using and spam messages from haters.
  • This bot works 24/7 without need to sleep.

Demo

Click here

How to use?

This application is based on Laravel 5.0 (a PHP framework) and free/open on Github.

If you don't have your own server, the following instructions will teach you how to build your own Facebook Publisher on OpenShift (by using the Free Plan).

Step 1: Create a Facebook page

  • Click here to create a new Facebook page, select appropriate page type, fill in description and other relevant fields.

  • In your new Facebook page, switch to About tab and scroll down to the bottom of the page then note down the Facebook Page ID. You will use the role and previlege of this Facebook page to post messages on this page's wall.

Step 2: Create a Facebook App

  • If you were not a Facebook developer, click here to register as a developer (You have to verify through mobile.)

  • Go to Facebook Apps dashboard ☛ Click Add a New App ☛ Choose platform of Website ☛ Choose a name for your application ☛ Click Create New Facebook App ID ☛ Choose Category ☛ Click Create App ID

  • Go back to Apps dashboard ☛ Select your new application ☛ SettingsBasic ☛ Enter Contact EmailSave

  • Go to Status & ReviewDo you want to make this app and all its live features available to the general public? toggle the button to YesMake App Public?, click Yes

  • Go back to Dashboard, note down App ID and App Secret (You have to click Show next to the field; it will ask you to enter your Facebook password.)

Step 3: Obtain your page access token

  • Go to Graph API Explorer ☛ In the Application drop-down menu, select the name of your app which created in Step 2 ☛ Click Get Token to open drop-down menu and select Get Access Token ☛ In Permissions popup menu, go to Extended Permissions tab ☛ Checked manage_pages, publish_actions and publish_pages ☛ Click Get Access Token

  • Note down the short-lived token which shows in the input field next to the Access Token label.

  • Next, we are going to convert short-lived access token to a long-lived token. Please fill in the corresponding values to the following URL and open this URL in a browser:

https://graph.facebook.com/oauth/access_token?
  client_id={APP_ID}&
  client_secret={APP_SECRET}&
  fb_exchange_token={SHORTLIVED_ACCESS_TOKEN}&
  grant_type=fb_exchange_token
  • You will see access_token={...}. This new access_token is the long-lived token, next, we are going to use it to get the page access token which will never expire in the future.

  • Go to Graph API Explorer ☛ Paste the long-lived token into the Access Token input field ☛ Type me/accounts in the Graph API query input field ☛ Click Submit button ☛ You will see the information of all your pages, find the Facebook page created in Step 1 and note down the access_token of it.

  • According to Facebook's documentation, a page access token obtained from long-lived user token will never expire in the future.

Step 4: Register an OpenShift account and deploy Publisher Application on it

  • Go to Openshift create an account. Fill in your email and other required information ☛ Click Sign Up ☛ Then you will receive a verify mail (go checking your inbox), click Verify Your Account ☛ Click I Accept ☛ Click Create your first application now ☛ In the application type list, find Laravel 5.0 and select it.

  • Fill in your Public URL where has two fields. The first one is a string for recognizing your application, the second is your namespace. For example, I choose kangxi-kaobei.rhcloud.com in this demo ☛ Next, copy an paste the following URL to the Source Code field:

https://github.com/kxgen/facebook-anonymous-publisher
  • Then click Create ApplicationWill you be changing the code of this application? click Yes, help me get started

  • Next step, we have to generate a ssh key for OpenShift to identify your device, open Terminal and enter:

$ ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
  • You will see a prompted message of Enter a file in which to save the key, please enter id_rsa_openshift, then hit enter again:
Enter file in which to save the key (/Users/yourname/.ssh/id_rsa): id_rsa_openshift
  • It will ask you to enter a passphrase, press enter to use empty passphrase:
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:
  • Next, it will show the fingerprint or id, of your SSH key. It will look something like the following message:
Your identification has been saved in id_rsa_openshift.
Your public key has been saved in id_rsa_openshift.pub.
The key fingerprint is:
SHA256:KR08ZVqrfZUU0O4nY3TDyWVgZ2SIIDg5iCaPpi9BDMz [email protected]
  • To review id_rsa_openshift.pub, you can use the following command:
$ cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa_openshift.pub
  • You will see something like below text, copy the texts:
ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQDYcnn3tA4B0GUM4SxNA2zilkTuMGPpzHg4YEUitabUSimts9H4PuFBU00/N3w2jPCifzAicT+LHRZ0e9ksnXvVKdwH3GMA6FG92/Xepq2/F3Be3+jRB9EtHNY6Q6e5FtGn8M7PzbOQ2LpuSH65IjOqfVWCifuNdD/yZYCVRrv7UH4FnBXcdVa1t6rglbb4mrQbS9V5XB60Qrkth/n/PmSQU0CJct1tG1VOx7MYa7dGjlN/LC//Cb0DIa7lIj7ZjF873zKJ7R5Y4hOOHklHaS6+x1rO1YMjmykKXHK+ifs/iJiJHmha5vb9An602szw1KqGodZBoduZLjkGMdRn5QZJ [email protected]
  • Go back to OpenShift screen ☛ Paste the contents of your public key file (.pub), paste the texts which you has copied on the above step to this field ☛ Click Save

  • Now you can clone the repository to your computer, copy the git clone command and open your Terminal ☛ Paste the command and press enter

  • Click Continue to the application overview page. link ☛ Copy the application URI (for example, the URI in this demo is: kangxi-kaobei.rhcloud.com).

Step 5: Register Google reCAPTCHA

  • Go to Google reCAPTCHA ☛ Fill the Label with your application name ☛ Paste the application URI in Step 4 to the Domains input field ☛ In Owners field, enter your email ☛ Click Register ☛ note down the Site key and Secret key

Step 6: Configure your Publisher settings

  • Go to the repository folder which you have cloned in Step 4 ☛ Open ./config/publisher.php with your preferred editor and configure the application settings.

  • Then, open the Terminal and enter following commands:

$ cd /path/to/your/repo/folder
$ git add .
$ git commit -m 'update publisher settings'
$ git push
  • When the git push has done, go to your application dashboard http://yourdomain/admin/setting and configure the settings.
  • Go to your application homepage and try to submit a testing message.

Step 7: Keep your Publisher working

  • Go to Uptime Robot ☛ Click Sign-up (free) ☛ In the popup, fill in your Name, E-mail and Password ☛ Click Sign-up button ☛ Check your E-mail inbox, open the account activation email, click the activate link.

  • Login to Uptime Robot ☛ In your dashboard, click Add New Monitor ☛ In popup, Monitor Type choose HTTP(s) ☛ In Friendly Name field, fill a monitor name you like ☛ URL (or IP) fill in your application URI ☛ Click Create Monitor button.

Donate

If you want to donate there are 3 methods: PayPal, Bitcoin, or Pay2go.

PayPal

To donate through PayPal go to this page and follow the instructions on the page.

Bitcoin

It's possible to use Bitcoin to donate. Just send the Bitcoins to this address: 14ABxmCme8LPkKS2KuWU9YrQCHMVCcnTt5

Pay2go

To donate through Pay2go go to this page and follow the instructions on the page.

License

Facebook Anonymous Publisher is licensed under the MPLv2 License.

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