original documentation found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/authentication/permissions
When a Facebook user authorizes your application, your application gets access to the user's Facebook ID. By default, your application can access all public data in a user's profile, including her name, profile picture, gender, and friends. If your application needs to access other parts of the user's profile that may be private, or if your application needs to publish content to Facebook on a user's behalf, your application must request permissions.
Likewise, to protect the privacy of users who have not explicitly authorized your application, your application will only be able to access the basic profile information about a user's friends, like their names and profile pictures. If your application needs to access other data about a user's friends to enable social functionality, you will need to request some of the special friends permissions listed below.
Applications that request more permissions tend to have a lower click-through rate on the permissions dialog. Therefore, you should only ask for the permissions you need from the user at a given time, as you can always ask for more later.
See the authentication guide for details on how your application can request these permissions in the authentication process.
|publish_stream||Enables your application to post content, comments, and likes to a user's stream and to the streams of the user's friends. With this permission, you can publish content to a user's feed at any time, without requiring offline_access. However, please note that Facebook recommends a user-initiated sharing model.|
|create_event||Enables your application to create and modify events on the user's behalf|
|rsvp_event||Enables your application to RSVP to events on the user's behalf|
|publish_checkins||Enables your application to perform checkins on behalf of the user|
|User permission||Friends permission||Description|
|user_about_me||friends_about_me||Provides access to the "About Me" section of the profile in the about property|
|user_activities||friends_activities||Provides access to the user's list of activities as the activities connection|
|user_birthday||friends_birthday||Provides access to the birthday with year as the birthday_date property|
|user_education_history||friends_education_history||Provides access to education history as the education property|
|user_events||friends_events||Provides access to the list of events the user is attending as the events connection|
|user_groups||friends_groups||Provides access to the list of groups the user is a member of as the groups connection|
|user_hometown||friends_hometown||Provides access to the user's hometown in the hometown property|
|user_interests||friends_interests||Provides access to the user's list of interests as the interests connection|
|user_likes||friends_likes||Provides access to the list of all of the pages the user has liked as the likes connection|
|user_location||friends_location||Provides access to the user's current location as the location property|
|user_notes||friends_notes||Provides access to the user's notes as the notes connection|
|user_online_presence||friends_online_presence||Provides access to the user's online/offline presence|
|user_photo_video_tags||friends_photo_video_tags||Provides access to the photos the user has been tagged in as the photos connection|
|user_photos||friends_photos||Provides access to the photos the user has uploaded|
|user_relationships||friends_relationships||Provides access to the user's family and personal relationships and relationship status|
|user_relationship_details||friends_relationship_details||Provides access to the user's relationship preferences|
|user_religion_politics||friends_religion_politics||Provides access to the user's religious and political affiliations|
|user_status||friends_status||Provides access to the user's most recent status message|
|user_videos||friends_videos||Provides access to the videos the user has uploaded|
|user_website||friends_website||Provides access to the user's web site URL|
|user_work_history||friends_work_history||Provides access to work history as the work property|
|not available||Provides access to the user's primary email address in the email property. Do not spam users. Your use of email must comply both with Facebook policies and with the CAN-SPAM Act.|
|read_friendlists||manage_friendlists|| Provides access to any friend lists the user created.
NOTE: All user's friends are provided as part of basic data, this extended permission grants access to the lists of friends a user has created, and should only be requested if your application utilizes lists of friends.
|read_insights||not available||Provides read access to the Insights data for pages, applications, and domains the user owns.|
|read_mailbox||not available||Provides the ability to read from a user's Facebook Inbox.|
|read_requests||not available||Provides read access to the user's friend requests|
|read_stream||not available||Provides access to all the posts in the user's News Feed and enables your application to perform searches against the user's News Feed|
|xmpp_login||not available||Provides applications that integrate with Facebook Chat the ability to log in users.|
|ads_management||not available||Provides the ability to manage ads and call the Facebook Ads API on behalf of a user.|
|user_checkins||friends_checkins||Provides read access to the authorized user's check-ins or a friend's check-ins that the user can see.|
|user_address||not available||Provides read access to user's address listed in their profile.|
|user_mobile_phone||not available||Provides read access to user's mobile phone listed in their profile.|
|manage_pages||Enables your application to retrieve access_tokens for pages the user administrates. The access tokens can be queried using the "accounts" connection in the Graph API. This permission is only compatible with the Graph API.|