LinkedIn Application Setup

This guide will show you how to set up your LinkedIn authentication and obtain your LinkedIn API and Secret Key for Joomla.

  1. Log into the LinkedIn Developer Center at: http://developer.linkedin.com/
  2. Click the "Create app" button as shown below:
    LinkedIn Developer Apps
  3. Fill in the following required fields for the Application Info:
    LinkedIn Application Settings LinkedIn Application Settings LinkedIn Application Settings
    1. App name - Enter your application name, usually your site's name.
    2. Company name- Choose to add an existing company or create a new company.
    3. App description - A short description of your site.
    4. App Logo - A logo image for your application. This must be at least 80 x 80 pixels.
    5. Business Email -  An email address for a business contact responsible for the application.
    6. Privacy Policy URL - A link to the privacy policy on your website.
    7. Legal Terms - Check this box to agree to LinkedIn's terms and conditions.
    8. Create App button - When done filling in the fields, hit Create App.
  4. After the application is created, update the settings for the Auth section:
    1. OAuth 2.0 Settings - Redirect URLs - add all variations of your domain along with index.php, as shown below. Replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain name. If you have https enabled on your site, or other ways to access your domain (like www and non-www), add them all here, like:
      http://yourdomain.com/index.php?option=com_jfbconnect&task=authenticate.callback&provider=linkedin
      http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php?option=com_jfbconnect&task=authenticate.callback&provider=linkedin
      If you have multiple ways to access your site (http and https, www and non-www), you need to add all of the possibilities in this box.
      Please note: You will need to enter these values one per text box. Enter the first value, then press the Add redirect URL button. A new textbox will appear. Continue to enter one per box until they are all added.
      LinkedIn Application Settings
    2. Update button - Click update before proceeding.
  5. In the Application's Auth tab, you should see an "Application Credentials" section which lists your Client ID and Client Secret. These will be used in the JFBConnect backend > Configuration > LinkedIn area to allow for authentication.

The following settings only apply to older applications, as the options are no longer available for new apps:

  1. Settings
    1. Here your Application Status may be set to Development or Live. When Live, the application will be visible for all connections. The initial value for this field is Development, so when you are done configured LinkedIn with JFBConnect on your website, please remember to switch it Live here.
    2. Older apps may require more info such as Business Phone, etcLinkedIn Application - Application Info
  2. Auth - OAuth 1.0a - Leave both of these settings blank. They are unused.
  3. Roles - If your application will be in Development mode, you can add additional Administrators and Developers to this section so that others may test the application.
  4. JavaScript
    1. Valid SDK domains - Any domains you plan to use JFBConnect on. This should always include your website URL, but may contain others.
      *** Please note: If you can access your site at http://www.site.com and http://site.com (with and without www), please make sure you put both addresses in the Javascript API Domain box. Enter each value individually into the text box and click Add. Another text box/Add button will appear for subsequent entries. Multiple domain entries should look like: http://sourcecoast.com/
      LinkedIn Application - Javascript Domain
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