LinkedIn authentication

LinkedIn is a business‑related social media website. By integrating LinkedIn authentication into your website, you can let users log on to your website using their LinkedIn user name and password.

LinkedIn authentication does not support medium trust environment.

How to start using LinkedIn authentication

  1. Register your application at https://www.linkedin.com/secure/developer - see Registering your application to LinkedIn.
  2. Set up Kentico for LinkedIn authentication - see Settings - LinkedIn.
  3. Use one of the LinkedIn web parts on any page of your site - see Web parts available for LinkedIn authentication.

When a user signs in through a third-party authentication service for the first time, Kentico automatically creates a new user account for this user. Learn more about managing users that sign in through a third-party authentication service.

How it works

The following diagram illustrates how the process of LinkeIn authentication works:

LinkedIn authentication process 


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