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How to set up social connection with LinkedIn


Adding social connection with LinkedIn to your app with Clerk is done in a few steps - you only need to set the Client ID, Client Secret and Authorized redirect URI in your instance settings.

To make the development flow as smooth as possible, Clerk uses preconfigured shared OAuth credentials and redirect URIs for development instances - no other configuration is needed.

For production instances, you will need to generate your own Client ID and Client secret using your LinkedIn account.

The purpose of this guide is to help you create a LinkedIn account and a LinkedIn OAuth app - if you're looking for step-by-step instructions using Clerk to add social connection (OAuth) to your application, follow the Social connection (OAuth) guide.

Before you start

  • You need to create a Clerk Application in your Clerk Dashboard. For more information, check out our Set up your application guide.
  • You need to have a LinkedIn account. To create one, click here.

Configuring LinkedIn social connection

First, you need to create a new OAuth LinkedIn app.

Creating an OAuth LinkedIn app

You need to set a name, associate a LinkedIn page with it, and upload a logo for your new application. Go to the Social Connections page in your Clerk Dashboard and enable LinkedIn. In the modal that opened, ensure Use custom credentials is enabled and copy Authorized redirect URI. Paste the value into the Redirect URL of your LinkedIn app, as shown below.

Obtaining the Application ID and Client secret

The last thing you have to do is to enable the Sign in with LinkedIn product for your OAuth application.

Enable Sign In with LinkedIn product

Copy the Application ID and Secret from the previous screen. Go back to the Clerk Dashboard and paste them into the respective fields.

Don't forget to click Apply in the Clerk dashboard. Congratulations! Social connection with LinkedIn is now configured for your instance.

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