Sitecore Social Connected – String was not recognized as a valid DateTime

There is an issue we stumbled upon using Sitecore 7.0 and Social Connected Module 2.0.
The following config entry in ~\App_Config\Include\Sitecore.Social.config is used, as mentioned to update the user data from facebook on each login.

      <!-- Is Profile updating at user login functionality enabled. -->
      <setting name="Social.ProfileUpdating.EnableProfileUpdating" value="true" />

Once this property is switched to true, and you have a facebook login created in your system, you start to get the following issue when you try to access sitecore:

Toggling this property off resolved this issue, and as a work around, for this version we would need to do the following:

  • <setting name=”Social.ProfileUpdating.EnableProfileUpdating” value=”true” /> – For content delivery (CD) environments only
  • <setting name=”Social.ProfileUpdating.EnableProfileUpdating” value=”false” /> – for content management (CM) environment(s) only

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