Article How can I enable visitors to authenticate through LinkedIn?

You must enable SSL/HTTPS access to your community to use LinkedIn authentication for Telligent Community.

Enabling potential members to authenticate and create accounts by integrating with LinkedIn can simplify the member creation/registration experience. This guide identifies the steps to enable authentication through LinkedIn.

Register a new application on LInkedIn

  1. Sign into LinkedIn.
  2. Navigate to to set up a new LinkedIn application. If you can't reach that URL, try and then navigate to Add new application.
  3. Fill in the following details to create the application:
    • In Company (required), enter your company name or select it from the drop-down list.
    • In Application name (required), enter a name such as "LinkedIn Oauth."
    • Enter a description (required).
    • In Website URL (required), enter the site URL.
    • In Application use (required) select the appropriate type.
    • In Application Developers (optional), enter your contact information.
    • Check Include yourself as a developer for this application if you wish to be listed.
    • In Live Status (required), select a development stage from the drop-down list.
    • In Developer Contact Email (required), enter the contact email for the application.
    • In Phone, enter the contact phone number.
    • In Agreement language (required, not shown in the screen capture), select the appropriate choice (such as Browser locale setting).
    • Select the Agree Terms of Service check box.
    • Click Add application. Once registered, LinkedIn will provide you with security details. Copy and save the API key and secret key values to another location.

  4. Click Done.

Configure the LinkedIn plugin

  1. Navigate to Administration > Authentication > External Linked Authentication > LinkedIn
  2. Click the Enabled check box.
  3. In the LinkedIn OAuth Client dialog box, paste the following settings into the appropriate text fields:
    • Client ID: The API key copied from LinkedIn.
    • Client Secret: The secret key copied from LinkedIn.


  4. Click Save

Sign into Telligent Community with LinkedIn credentials

  1. In the sign-in screen, click the LinkedIn logo.