The State Changers in this meeting troubleshoot an issue with an API response that kept reporting an inability to locate certain user data. The problem was identified as an incorrect chain of actions in steps six and seven of the process, which caused the system to stall. An approach to inspect and debug the system was implemented step by step. It was determined that a crucial variable was erroneously hard-coded as a string.
Next, the discussion turned to managing secure keys in the Xano environment, with the recommendation of creating custom environment variables for these secrets. After another debug and run attempt, the method to ensure that an Instagram log-in properly carried the data was discussed, leading to the acknowledgement that state management was needed—held by a cookie, in this instance.
The conversation continued about the challenge of integrating different log-in mechanisms, such as Gmail or TikTok, into a streamlining authentication process. Setting this up is crucial to enable the connection across different services for the created value for customers.
Finally, a method of speeding up the process was addressed by adding filters to requests to limit the returned results, hence improving productivity. This meeting discussed complex issues like API troubleshooting, user authentication involving OAuth, data-state management, and improving system efficiency. Technologies mentioned include Xano, WeWeb, Instagram, Gmail, and TikTok API. This would be useful for people working on website authentication, especially across different platforms using Google and Instagram, and for those exploring ways to debug issues with APIs.
(Source: Office Hours 8/31/2023 PM )