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How Facebook Login WorksAt Gluten Free Land, we've recently added the ability for our users to log in via Facebook. This page explains how this works and why it is secure.
For the technical boffinsWe use Facebook's Graph API and OAuth implementation to authenticate you and retrieve your basic account information to populate your Gluten Free Land account with. We then associate your Gluten Free Land ID with your Facebook ID for future authentications.
For the rest of usLogin via Facebook is a system developed by Facebook to allow you to log in to other websites (like Gluten Free Land) without having to give each website an email address, password and other information. The way this works is that Facebook essentially vouches for your identity. They can do this because you signed in to Facebook using your email address and Facebook password.
What information does Gluten Free Land receive from Facebook?When you sign up or log in, Gluten Free Land only requests your "basic information". This is the minimum level that we can request from Facebook, even though some of it we neither request nor use. The information supplied to us includes: