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Hi

I'm writing some code that writes posts to facebook and the access token i get expires in an hour. In the docs it says to make this call to facebook server

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/facebook-login/access-tokens/

GET /oauth/access_token?  
    grant_type=fb_exchange_token&          
    client_id={app-id}&
    client_secret={app-secret}&
    fb_exchange_token={short-lived-token}

Sorry to be so daft but how do i do this i php? I dont know what the url of the facebook server is or how to make a get requests to it

Thanks
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I can't tell you the URL; Facebook would have to tell you that.  A GET request is made by putting the information into the URL request string.  So you could type it into a browser address bar or you could use PHP file_get_contents() or cURL.  Probably the things in curly braces are information that you will need to fill in.

$response = file_get_contents( {FACEBOOK URL}/oauth/access_token?grant_type=fb_exchange_token&client_id={app-id}&client_secret={app-secret}&fb_exchange_token={short-lived-token} );
var_dump($response);

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Thanks for the points and thanks for using EE, ~Ray
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