Flickr authentication issue

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snowman1
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Flickr authentication issue

Post by snowman1 » 30 Dec 17 23:01

Is anyone else having problems sharing to Flickr? Every time I try I am getting an authentication error. Tried re-authenticating, removing existing permissions, etc etc - nothing so far has worked.

I got this error when testing a PSU bugfix (of a Fickr issue whereby Fickr was no longer respecting field contents or privacy markers) and when testing I had an authentication error. Trying again - a few days later IIRC - it worked ok. Since then it has not worked, I get the authentication error or some variation every time. Pretty sure this is Flickr/Oath messing around with the APIs once again. But is it just me or is anyone else getting this?

(Mantis http://mantis.idimager.com/view.php?id=3178 has further info)
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Re: Flickr authentication issue

Post by snowman1 » 02 Jan 18 14:14

OK, to put this another way: can anyone else confirm their flick is working ok?
Thanks
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Hert
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Re: Flickr authentication issue

Post by Hert » 02 Jan 18 17:08

As mentioned in Mantis, I have no issues with authentication. If you like I can make a video
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Re: Flickr authentication issue

Post by snowman1 » 02 Jan 18 18:12

Thanks Hert. Clearly a problem at my end then, but what? Firewall or something else blocking comms? It's a strange one.
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Re: Flickr authentication issue

Post by snowman1 » 04 Jan 18 0:54

So trying this again on 6 photos, PSU goes through the preparation stage ok, and gets 83.3% through the "Flickr" stage then hangs. My suspicion would be it's something it is doing at the end of the last image that is not working - perhaps waiting on a response? No error message this time. Any thoughts?

PS none of the images ever appear on Flickr.
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Re: Flickr authentication issue

Post by Hert » 04 Jan 18 17:21

I was testing today and found that when there are linefeeds in the description then the upload will fail. Could that be your issue?
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Re: Flickr authentication issue

Post by snowman1 » 05 Jan 18 0:48

Yes I often have linefeeds in my descriptions. So having read your post I did some testing. Having a linefeed* in the description certainly has an effect - the error message** returned is different.

But in fact the only way I could get the image to load was by having no description whatsoever. Having a headline was ok but any content at all in the description field caused an error.

[* paragraph and carriage return/linefeed doesn't matter, the latter seems to translate into paragraph?]
[** uploading one image at a time seems to return an error message, uploading all 6 images just hangs at 83% (5/6) with no message]
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Re: Flickr authentication issue

Post by KeesdH » 05 Jan 18 10:36

I have exactly the same experience.

Image with description gives an error. Without it uploads fine. More images at once lead mostly (!) to a hanging upload.

The error message reports an oauth problem.

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Re: Flickr authentication issue

Post by snowman1 » 06 Jan 18 15:00

Hert, do you need me to raise a Mantis ticket - or I could simply re-open the existing one?
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Re: Flickr authentication issue

Post by Hert » 06 Jan 18 15:08

No need for that.
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