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Thu, Apr 26, 2018 10:11 PM

Lightroom Classic: Unable to authorize Facebook

For some reason, I cannot authorize Facebook from lightroom.  When I hit "Ok", nothing happens.  I've googled and tried everything (clearing cache, changing default browser, rebooting my Mac), and nothing helps.  Please do NOT merge this with any posts about not able to share because I can't even get to the point where I'm trying to share, I cannot even authorize.  Thank you.

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Official Solution

Adobe Administrator

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3 y ago

Employee

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3 y ago

Try restart your computer. It might clear some cached auth-token? What is the version of your Lr Classic CC? Try to update to Lr Classic CC 7.3.1 and check if helps. 

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3 y ago

 Try giving your Mac the "once over"! Run the free Onyx (https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html), reboot. (In Onyx just run everything in the Automation tab, it may clear out a cache that is corrupt). Also run Disk Warrior if you can ($120),  (https://www.alsoft.com), reboot. If you can't do Disk Warrior, at least run First Aid from Disk Utility. Also try launching Lightroom from your other (admin or test) account, with a new catalog, as a test. Does it run OK?

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Also just doing a "Safe Boot" can clear out caches (restart, hold down shift until you see "Safe Boot" on the screen.

Adobe Administrator

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It may help if we could see your Lightroom System Info. Launch Lightroom, and select Help > System Info... and copy/paste the text in a reply.

There is a known issue with activating with Lightroom: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/kb/cannot-share-to-facebook.html (Facebook changed their activation API - and our engineers are working with Facebook to correct the problem)

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3 y ago

Silly people...Restart your Mac? Really?
I have a fully functioning PC and recently discovered the same issue with my LR/FB uploading. So I am just here to tel you THIS TIME, this time it has nothing to do with your backward OS !!
Restart away, lol!!!

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You must be on Windows XP, am I right? Still holds the record for oldest OS without an update! You must be SO proud!

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3 y ago

anyone has solve this issue?
i have same problem here, when i hit Ok no web browers opens to continue with the auth proccess, i already have tried everything i found in forums and adobe comunities, changing default browser, run with admin priv, cache, etc

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perfect solution, i have read so many posts about this problem

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Only for a week!!!

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Wondering how the discussions are going - I can't get authorization to work. Thanks Mary

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It dies as of tomorrow, so give up trying Mary. You'll hear about it if it gets reinstated, but that seems unlikely.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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3 y ago

So fix it Adobe!

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There is nothing to fix. Facebook changed their policy and does not allow applications like Lightroom to post on ones timeline anymore.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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5 m ago

I’m having the same issue.  When I hit “OK” it just refers me back without the option to authorize.  Is there a way around this?

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5 m ago

Having the same issue. I cannot even get to the authorization.

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Check out the article linked in the Official Solution above:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/facebook-publish-service-error.html 

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