We show it this way because we think most Java apps out there will manage their own local user identities, and will want to link local user accounts with provider user accounts such as Facebook and Twitter users. Spring Social Showcase and Greenhouse go progressively further with the same general model. I recognize there is a case for a Facebook app where the user's identity is their Facebook identity; however, we haven't been focusing as much on that case.
I'd love to see a version of quick-start that provides a blueprint for the model you want. I encourage you to fork the spring-social-samples repository and contribute one for the community to review!
Last edited by Keith Donald; Jun 25th, 2011 at 08:27 PM.
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