LinkedIn

Authentication Users Password

Presentation

LinkedIn is a professional social network. It uses OAuth2 protocol to allow applications to reuse its own authentication process (see https://developer.linkedin.com/docs/oauth2).

You need to register a new application on LinkedIn to get an application ID and a secret. See https://www.linkedin.com/developer/apps/ on how to do that.

Configuration

In Manager, go in General Parameters > Authentication modules and choose LinkedIn for authentication module.

Then, go in LinkedIn parameters:

  • Authentication level: authentication level for this module.
  • Client ID: the application ID you get
  • Client secret: the corresponding secret
  • Searched fields: Fields requested on People endpoint
  • Field containing user identifier: Field that will be used as main user identifier in LL::NG
  • Scope: OAuth 2.0 scopes
Collected fields are stored in session in linkedIn_ keys
Browser implementations of formAction directive are inconsistent (e.g. Firefox doesn't block the redirects whereas Chrome does). Administrators may have to modify formAction value with wildcard likes *.

In Manager, go in :

General Parameters > Advanced Parameters > Security > Content Security Policy > Form destination