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LinkedIn social sign in

You can enable users to sign up and sign in using their LinkedIn credentials. To enable this, you’ll need a LinkedIn app and some developer know-how.

Get the Kinde Callback URL

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  1. Sign in to Kinde.
  2. Go to the Settings page and select Authentication.
  3. In the Social connections section, select Add connection.
  4. In the window that opens, select LinkedIn, then select Save.
  5. On the LinkedIn tile, select the Configure link.
  6. In the Callback URL section:
    1. If you use Kinde’s domain as your default, copy the Kinde domain URL.
    2. If you use a custom domain (and want to use it as the callback) select the Use custom domain instead switch and copy the Custom domain URL.
  7. Use the copied Callback URL to set up the app, see below.

Create a LinkedIn app and set up

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  1. Go to the LinkedIn developer space and select Create app.
  2. Complete the details, including name, logo, company LinkedIn page, privacy policy link, etc.
  3. Select Create app.
  4. In the Products tab, select Request access on the Sign in with LinkedIn using OpenID Connect tile.
  5. In the dialog that opens, agree to the terms and conditions to continue. You can now view the endpoints.

Configure your LinkedIn app

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  1. Go to the Auth tab.
  2. In the Auth 2.0 settings area, select the edit icon next to the Authorized redirect URLs for your app.
  3. Paste the Callback URL you copied from Kinde in the first procedure.
  4. In the same tab, copy the Client ID and Client Secret and paste them in a text file or somewhere you can easily copy them.

For additional help, see the LinkedIn docs.

Add LinkedIn credentials to Kinde

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  1. In Kinde, go to Settings > Authentication.
  2. On the LinkedIn tile, select Configure.
  3. Paste the Client ID and Client secret from the LinkedIn app into the relevant fields.
  4. Select which applications will allow LinkedIn SSO.
  5. Select Save.

Users will now see LinkedIn as an option to sign up and sign in to the selected applications.