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  • Chriztian Steinmeier 2726 posts 8320 karma points MVP 5x admin c-trib
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 09:23
    Chriztian Steinmeier

    Can't Authenticate Flickr Provider 1.0 in Umbraco 6.1.x

    I'm using Umbraco 6.1.1 and the Flickr Provider (v1.0).

    When installing UMP I tried to install the Flickr, Vimeo and YouTube providers, but got the "3 provider(s) failed to install" message, so I installed the Flickr one manually which seemed to work.

    The problem is that when I've created a DataType and click the "Click to authenticate" link, a blank window appears, but nothing happens - it doesn't even seem to get have URL (by inspecting, that is — not because the bar's hidden :-)

    The web.config has the Flickr keys as have been mentioned in other posts...

    Is this just a "not compatible with 6.x" issue? It's hard to tell from the project page if a specific provider isn't compatible, since the compatibility info only applies to the main UMP package.

    UPDATE: Finally managed to get an error message - it seems the Flickr provider is using a proxy server ( to authenticate, but that server is currently not responding.

    - So is it possible to manually authenticate the provider somehow?


  • Mark Bowser 266 posts 852 karma points c-trib
    Oct 01, 2013 @ 17:29
    Mark Bowser

    I had the same issue several times. Eventually, I was forwarded to the Flickr login screen. I logged in and was returned to a blank screen. I found the oAuth Token in the url. I, too, am using 6.1.x. Not a lot of experience with oAuth or the Universal Media Picker. Just giving clues.


    Good luck!

  • Chriztian Steinmeier 2726 posts 8320 karma points MVP 5x admin c-trib
    Oct 01, 2013 @ 21:59
    Chriztian Steinmeier

    So this was caused by the proxy server being down. When it came back, everything worked smoothly.


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