Storing accessToken in Facebook iOS SDK
I have the Facebook iOS SDK set up in my app. However, I have trouble determining when my session is finished. How to check if it's finished, and where (how) to store the access token received by the login?
I need to determine whether I have the access token or not right from the beginning so I know whether to log in again, or go forward in the app.
Are you familiar with NSUserDefaults ? It is for storing preferences for your app.
They are extremely easy to use, and probably what you are looking for. So it's just something like ..
NSUserDefaults *factoids; NSString *whateverIDstring; // make this a property for convenience factoids = [NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults]; self.whateverIDstring = [factoids stringForKey:@"storeTheStringHere"]; if ( ( whateverIDstring == Nil ) || ( [whateverIDstring isEqualToString:@""] ) ) // it does not yet exist, so try to make a new one... else // we already made one last time the program ran // when you make a new one, save it in the prefs file like this... [factoids setObject:yourNewString forKey:@"storeTheStringHere"]; [factoids synchronize];
Hope it helps!
ONE get the preferences in to 'factoids' as in the example above
TWO decide on a name for your preference. 'storeTheStringHere' in the example.
THREE get your string 'whateverIDstring' in the example using stringForKey:
FOUR check if it is either nil or blank. if so, start fresh.
FIVE once you get the value, save it as shown!
Hope it helps!