LinkedIn App Setup

Overview

This document provides instructions on how to properly setup a LinkedIn application so that users can login/register via LinkedIn on your site. You will need to purchase our social login extension if you want users to login via LinkedIn.

Creating a new app

To allow users to login to your site with their LinkedIn account you need to create a LinkedIn app. To create a new LinkedIn app please do the following:

  • Go to the LinkedIn developer site: https://developer.linkedin.com/
  • Click the “Create App” link in the header menu and login
  • To correctly create the application please fill in the sections of the application which are explained below

Create an app

  • Application Name – Enter a name for your application.
  • Company name – Select an existing company or choose New Company. If you select new company you will be asked to enter a company name. 
  • Description – Enter a name for your application.
  • Business Email – Enter your email address.
  • Legal terms - Read the terms of service and check the box to confirm that you have read and agree to the terms.

Auth

Go to the Auth section and add Redirect URLs

OAuth 2.0 settings

In the redirects URLs, you just need to enter your site's login, register and account's social tab URLs with /?provider=linkedin in the end e.g: 

http://www.mydomain.com/login/?provider=linkedin

http://www.mydomain.com/register/?provider=linkedin

http://www.mydomain.com/account/social/?provider=linkedin


Application details

If the app is successfully created you will see the following details. You will need to copy the API Key and Secret Key and add them to the Ultimate member -> Settings -> Extensions -> Social login settings page.