Last modified 11:38, 15 Sep 2014


Some API functionality requires the user to specifically opt in before your application or site can use that functionality. This method prompts the current user to grant your application one or more extended permissions.

Note: this method pops-up a dialog. To prevent pop-up blocking, you should call the method in a context of a button click.

Supporting Providers

This operation currently supported by the following providers: Facebook and Google+.





Method Parameters

The following table lists the params object members:

Required Name Type Description
Required provider string The provider to request permissions from. Currently only "facebook" and "google+" are supported for use with this parameter.
  permissions string A comma separated list of permissions to request. The following values are currently supported for use with this parameter:
  • 'status' - grants permission to set the user's Facebook status.
  • 'actions' - grants permission to publish feed items to the user's Facebook stream.
  • 'wallet' - grants Google wallet permissions. 
  • You may use Facebook's permissions. Please see Extended permissions for a complete list.
Optional callback function A reference to a callback function. Gigya calls the specified function along with the results of the API method when the API method completes.
The callback function should be defined with the following signature: functionName(response).
The "Response object Data Members" table below provides specification of the data that is passed to the callback function.
  cid string A string of maximum 100 characters length. The CID sets categories for transactions that can be used later for filtering reports generated by Gigya in the "Context ID" combo box. The CID allows you to associate the report information with your own internal data. For example, to identify a specific widget or page on your site/application. You should not define more than 100 different context IDs.
Note: This parameter overrides the value of the identical parameter in Global Conf (the global configuration object). If the parameter is not set for the method, the value from Global Conf is used.
  context object A developer-created object that is passed back unchanged to the application as one of the fields in the response object.


Response Object Data Members

Field Type Description
errorCode integer The result code of the operation. Code '0' indicates success, any other number indicates failure. For a complete list of error codes, see the Error Codes table.
errorMessage string A short textual description of an error associated with the errorCode for logging purposes.
operation string The name of the API method that generated this response.
context object The context object passed by the application as parameter to the API method, or null if no context object has been passed.


Code Sample

var params = {
    provider: 'facebook',
    permissions: 'actions'


  • This sample is not meant to be fully functional code. For brevity's sake, only the code required for demonstrating the API call itself is presented.
  • To run the code on your own domain, add your Gigya API key to the socialize.js URL. A Gigya API key can be obtained on the Site Dashboard page on Gigya's website. Please make sure that the domain from which you are loading the page is the same domain name that you used for generating the API key.
  • In some cases it is necessary to connect/login the user to a provider? prior to calling the API method. You can learn more in the Social Login guide.


This code will invoke the following dialog:


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