Created: 2008-12-16 22:45
Updated: 2016-05-08 19:34


Rflickr & Rails Multi User Authentication

This is a sample rails app to demonstrate one way to accomplish per-user Flickr integration giving users access to their photosets.


To use the app tool, obtain a Flickr API key and secret from http://www.flickr.com/services/api/keys/apply/ and add it to /config/initializers/flickr_api.rb.
Be sure to set the callback URL in the api creation form to the /flickr_auth/create wherever you app will be running . (e.g\_auth/create)

rake db:migrate
script/server start

Sign up for a new account, and then visit /flickr_auth/new to authorize the app with your flickr account. The app will then display your photosets and photos at /photos


rFlickr needs to be modified to allow the token to be stores in and retreived from the db. I have included the files in /lib/flickr

The changed files are


If anyone finds this useful then perhaps we can get this put into the rflickr gem, though i suspect there are better, cleaner REST implementations.


  1. Tests for the rflickr integration.
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