Topic-icon Allow only users from a specified LinkedIn Group to login

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Hi,
I am trying to create website for my school. We already have a linkedIn group and we have members in the group. This group is restricted to only the students of our school. Now, Using JLinkedIn is it possible to allow only the members of this groupon LinkedIn to login to the website? We don't want non members of the linkedin group to be allowed to login to the system. Thank you for your feedback.
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Sarvesh
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Sarvesh,
There isn't a way to say that only LinkedIn members of a certain group can register. However, you can enable the Joomla activation feature and, as the admin, only approve accounts from users that are in the proper group. Users would still be able to register from LinkedIn and access your site, but only if you've approved/verified they are eligible to join.

I hope that helps answer your question,
Alex
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7 years 11 months ago - 7 years 11 months ago #41029 by sarveshkumar
Hi Alex,
Thanks for your quick response. I am assuming you are indicating JLinkedIn doesn't have a feature to limit the user registrations or login to a particular LinkedIn group. I like JLinkedIn overall. I am particularly interested in this feature as it helps to limit people. I have gone through LinkedIn developer API. They do seem to have the option of knowing the groups of a user. Please find the link below:
developer.linkedin.com/documents/groups-api#membergroups
This link describes the REST API. There is also JavaScript API. Can you please suggest whether we could request this customization from your company specific to our website? If not, how easy or difficult to modify the code by ourselves to achieve the same? Will it have any impact on the service agreement that you would be providing when we buy JLinkedIn. I am a professional Java/JavaScript developer. I know very little Php. Your suggestions are appreciated. Thank you.
Regards,
Sarvesh
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The REST API is what you'd use to check if the user is a member of a certain group. The check likely wouldn't be too difficult to add to our authentication flow as we have special points where checks can be performed to prevent a login for various reasons.

We could gladly point you in the right direction and help with what you're looking to do. However, it's not something we'd implement right now in JLinked or JFBConnect as it's not a highly requested feature. We're also in the midst of some deep development with JFBConnect right now so, if we do decide to develop this, it'd be a lower priority item.

Again, if you have a developer, we can gladly point you in the right direction and help get the code going, but it's not something we'd develop.

I hope that helps answer your question, but should you need anything else, just let me know.

Thanks,
Alex
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