1. Spring Social Facebook Overview

1.1 Introduction

The Spring Social Facebook project is an extension to Spring Social that enables integration with Facebook.

With over 700 million users (and growing), Facebook is the largest online social network. While bringing together friends and family, Facebook also offers a rich platform on which to develop applications.

Spring Social Facebook enables integration with Facebook with FacebookConnectionFactory, a connection factory that can be plugged into Spring Social's service provider connection framework, and with an API binding to Facebook's REST API.

1.2 How to get

The following Maven dependency will add Spring Social Facebook to your project:


As an extension to Spring Social, Spring Social Facebook depends on Spring Social. Spring Social's core module will be transitively resolved from the Spring Social Facebook dependency. If you'll be using Spring Social's web module, you'll need to add that dependency yourself:


Note that Spring Social Facebook may release on a different schedule than Spring Social. Consequently, Spring Social's version may differ from that of Spring Social Facebook.

Consult Spring Social's reference documentation for more information on Spring Social dependencies.