LinkedIn Social Connection
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Create a LinkedIn Social Connection

Follow these next steps to create a new connection :

  1. Click on create a new connection.

  2. Enter the connection name

  3. Connecting Using LinkedIn User or Connecting Using Custom Application

Connecting Using LinkedIn User:
Just press on Connect With LinkedIn button.
A pop-up window will open (if not, check your pop-up blocker).
In the pop-up, fill your username and password, and then click Allow - Rivery will get the necessary permissions for retrieving the relevant data.

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Connecting Using Custom Application.
In some cases, the client wants to use their own application for LinkedIn.
Therefore, In this process, you would connect to your LinkedIn application with your LinkedIn credentials. If the authentication succeeds, an access token will be generated and Rivery will use this token to connect to your LinkedIn account.

The requirements to create a LinkedIn connection using Custom Application are  :

  1. A valid and working LinkedIn application.

  2. Have the scopes " rw_organization_admin" and "r_organization_social"  in that application.

  3. Have a personal account in LinkedIn.

  4. Enter the client id and client secret of the related LinkedIn application. These details can be found in the main screen of the LinkedIn application in this link: .

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Important : You need to add the the Rivery URL to the list “Authorized Redirect URLs” in your LinkedIn application:

1. Insert the url “ ” into the textbox and click on add.

2. Once that url is being added to the list, click on the “update” button to save the changes.

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  1. Getting back to Rivery, make sure that the client id, client secret, and the scope were inserted properly and click on the “connect with LinkedIn” button.

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  1. If the LinkedIn application was configured properly according to the setting above, a popup will appear with a login page to LinkedIn:

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  2. Enter your LinkedIn details and click on allow access.

  3. If your LinkedIn user has an access to this LinkedIn application, the authentication will be successful and a confirmation will appear in the connection in Rivery:

  4. Click on save in order to save that connection in Rivery.

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