How to Create LinkedIn App and Get API Key
In order to use LinkedIn for your website,you need to create an LinkedIn App.In this tutorial you will learn step by step about how to create LinkedIn App and Get API Key.
Step 1: Go to LinkedIn Developer Network Page i.e https://www.linkedin.com/secure/developer and Click on the Add New Application Button.
Step 2 : Fill up the groups Company Info, Application Info and Contact Info the following way:
|Field||How To Fill|
|Company||Select an existing company or create your own one (you can use your website name as a company name).|
|Application Name||The best name is your website name.|
Explain what your app does, e.g:
Paste your website URL:|
|Application Use||Select “Other” from the list.|
|Application Developers||Make sure that the checkbox “Include yourself as a developer for this application” is marked.|
|Live Status||Select “Live”.|
|Developer Contact Email||Enter your email to receive updates regarding your app.|
|Phone||Enter your phone. It will not be visible.|
|Agreement Language:||Select the display language of the user agreement screen.Choose Browser Locale Setting|
Check out the image below to make sure that you filled the fields correctly:
If You filled the Formed Correctly Your App will be created.
Getting LinkedIn App API Key
After Creating the App you will be redirected to this page.
LinkedIn App is very useful in LinkedIn Sign-In for websites.It can also be used with LinkedIn Buttons.
So How are you Going to Use your LinkedIn API?