Excel Add-In for LinkedIn

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Custom Credentials

When to Create a Custom OAuth App

Creating a custom OAuth app is optional as the add-in is already registered with LinkedIn and you can connect with its embedded credentials.

You might want to create a custom OAuth app to change the information displayed when users log into the LinkedIn OAuth endpoint to grant permissions to the add-in.

Desktop Authentication with a Custom OAuth App

Follow the steps below to authenticate with the credentials for a custom OAuth app. See Creating a Custom OAuth App.

Get the OAuth Access Token

After setting the following, you are ready to connect:

  • OAuthClientId: Set this to the client Id assigned when you registered your app.
  • OAuthClientSecret: Set this to the client secret assigned when you registered your app.
  • CallbackURL: Set this to the redirect URI defined when you registered your app.
When you connect the add-in opens the OAuth endpoint in your default browser. Log in and grant permissions to the application.

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