Configure LinkedIn Sign In

How to set up LinkedIn Sign In. To make life easier for your users, they can use LinkedIn to create an account in your marketplace.

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In your Sharetribe marketplace, users can create a user account and log in using their LinkedIn account. When using their LinkedIn credentials, users don't need to remember a separate username and password for your marketplace based on Sharetribe. Their profile picture is automatically imported from Google.

If you want to, you can also enable the same feature for Google Sign-In and Facebook Login.
If you would like to enable that feature, you will need to create a LinkedIn Sign In-app and configure your marketplace to use this app. Creating a LinkedIn Sign In-app is free. Follow the instructions below to set this up. 

IMPORTANT! When creating a LinkedIn Sign In-app for your marketplace, please do NOT add anything that is not specifically indicated in these instructions. Doing so might create some issues and prevent you from finishing the setup.

Create and set up a LinkedIn Sign In-app

  1. Log in with your LinkedIn account (you may have to register as a developer if you don't have a LinkedIn account already).

  2. Name your app (for example, your marketplace name).

  3. Link your app to a LinkedIn page (you may have to create one if you don't have such a page already)

  4. Add the link to the Privacy Policy page on your marketplace (its URL ends with /infos/privacy)

  5. Add an "App logo". It should be a square of at least 100px*100px.

  6. Accept the terms and click "Create app".

  7. From the top bar, go to the "Products" section.

  8. Find "Sign In with LinkedIn using OpenID Connect" and click the "Request access" button for it

  9. Accept the terms and click "Request access".

  10. Make sure that "Sign In with LinkedIn using OpenID Connect" is listed as an "Added product"

  11. From the top bar, go to the "Auth" section.

  12. In the "OAuth 2.0 settings" section, edit "Redirect URLs:".

  13. Click "+ Add redirect URL". In the field, add your marketplace address, followed by /people/auth/linkedin/callback :
    - If you are on a Pro/Growth/Scale plan, it could be:  or
    - If you are on a trial, Starter, or Hobby plan, it could be: 

  14. Click "Update".

Your app is now created, configured, and live. But this isn't finished yet!
You now have to configure it in your marketplace to use it.

Configure your LinkedIn Sign In-app in your marketplace

You'll have to copy some information about your LinkedIn Sign In app from LinkedIn to use it within your marketplace. If you haven't created a LinkedIn Sign In app at LinkedIn yet, please follow the instructions above.

  1. Open your LinkedIn app.

  2. From the top bar, go to the "Auth" section.

  3. In the "Application credentials" section, copy the value in "Client ID". It's a long chain of characters and numbers.

  4. Log in to your marketplace. You must be logged as an administrator.

  5. Go to the "Users / Signup & Login" page of your Admin panel.

  6. Find the "LinkedIn Sign In" section.

  7. In "LinkedIn Client ID", paste the value "Client ID" you copied earlier.

  8. Go back to your App at LinkedIn, in the same section you were.

  9. Click the eye icon in "Client Secret" to "Reveal the Client Secret" and copy the value revealed. It's a long chain of characters and numbers.

  10. Go back to the "Users / Signup & Login" settings in your marketplace.

  11. Paste the copied "Client secret" string into the "LinkedIn Client Secret" field.

  12. Click "Save settings".

That's it! LinkedIn Sign In is now active and set!

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