Linkedin - Authentication

1 - Authentication

Syntax:

https://www.linkedin.com/uas/oauth2/authorization?
       response_type=code
       &client_id=APIKey
       &scope=r_fullprofile+r_emailaddress+r_network+r_contactinfo+rw_nus
       &state=DCEEFWF45453sdffef424
       &redirect_uri=http://gerardnico.com/linkedin.php

where:

  • response type must be always code. The code will permit to get the Access Token
  • client_id is the Api Key
  • scope determines the user information that the application can read. See scope. Which information the application would like to access ?
  • state is a long generated character to avoid an attack (Called also a verifier)
  • redirect_uri is an URI where the respone (ie the code) will be returned.

2 - Scope

The scope gives the permissions level. In order to retrieve the connections, you'll need to have the r_network scope granted to the application.

3 - Documentation / Reference

linkedin/authentication.txt · Last modified: 2013/12/07 20:33 by gerardnico