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Facebook long live tokens - pointless?

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user43360 Published in September 20, 2018, 4:35 pm

I need help with understanding some of the FB token logic. I have a Powershell script that posts stuff on one of my Facebook Pages.

I pulled a "never expire" token for my page using the Access Token Debugger here.

It worked fine for the most part but sometime later it was invalidated because I logged out of FB. What is the point of this if I must get an Access Token each and every time and extend it each and every time?

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  • It should not get invalidated when you just log out of Facebook AFAIK, but when you change the password of the user access that created it. – CBroe Feb 12 at 7:38
  • But that's exactly what happens. I keep getting "Error validating access token: The session is invalid because the user logged out". And it does not matter if I log back in later. – JustAGuy Feb 12 at 8:37
  • How exactly did you create the token? Did you follow the instructions in the documentation step by step? – CBroe Feb 12 at 8:39

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