Connect your app to LinkedIn
To connect your Auth0 app to LinkedIn, you will need to generate a Client ID and Client Secret in a LinkedIn app, copy these keys into your Auth0 settings, and enable the connection.
1. Log into the developer portal
Login to the LinkedIn Developer portal and click My Apps:
2. Create your app
Click the Create Application button:
3. Complete information about your app
For the Website URL field enter the following URL:
Then complete all the required feilds on the form.
4. Enter Redirect URL
Enter the following URL in the Authorized Redirect URLs field and click Add:
Next click Update.
5. Get your Client ID and Client Secret
On the same page you will be able to see your Client ID and Client Secret under the Authentication Keys section:
6. Copy your Client Id and Client Secret into Auth0
Login to the Connections > Social section of the Auth0 Dashboard.
Select the LinkedIn connection to access its Settings page.
Copy the Client Id into the API Key section and Client Secret into the Secret Key section. Enable any desired permissions and attributes then click SAVE.
7. Enable the Connection
Go to the Apps tab of the LinkedIn connection on Auth0 and select each of your existing Auth0 apps for which you want to enable this connection:
8. Test your app
Go back to the Connections > Social section of the Auth0 dashboard.
A TRY icon will now be displayed next to the LinkedIn logo:
You will see the LinkedIn Authorize screen, click Allow to finish creating the connection.
If you have configured everything correctly, you will see the It works!!! page:
9. Access LinkedIn API
Once you successfully authenticate a user, LinkedIn includes an access token in the user profile it returns to Auth0.
You can then use this token to call their API.
In order to get a LinkedIn access token, you have to retrieve the full user's profile, using the Auth0 Management API, and extract the access token from the response. For detailed steps refer to Call an Identity Provider API.
Once you have the token you can call the API, following LinkedIn's documentation.
Now that you have a working connection, the next step is to configure your application to use it. You can follow our step-by-step quickstarts or use directly our libraries and API.