Summary:

Rather than making users login to your site - you can authorize them using LinkedIn authentication (and track this data within CANDDi)

This example shows how to create a LinkedIn Application, add an authentication code to your webpage and send the data back to CANDDi.

This is based on the sample code at (https://www.leadboxer.com/tutorials/capture-linkedin-data/)

How to:

Step 1 Get a API key from linkedIn

Login at https://developer.linkedin.com

Go the API keys overview page, you can find this under Support >> API keys

Add a New Application

Fill in the form:

Company Info

Select or create a new company
Add additional administrators (optional)

Application Info

Application Name: Download button
Description: Download button for white-paper
Website URL: the website where the button will be placed
Application Use: Sales (CRM), Marketing
Application Developers: add additional developers (optional)
Live Status: Live

Contact Info

Your email
Your phone number

OAuth User Agreement

Default Scope: select r_basicprofile and r_emailaddress
Agreement Language: Browser Locale Setting

JavaScript API Domains:

Comma separated list of absolute URLs allowed for OAuth 2.0 redirections.
We strongly encourage using HTTPS.

Terms of Service

Agree: tick the box

click Add Application

in the next page, copy the API Key

Step 2 Implementing the javascript snippet

<script src="/hc/admin/articles/”https:/platform.linkedin.com/in.js”" type="”text/javascript”">
   api_key: **YOUR API KEY**
   authorize: true
</script>


Step 3 Send Info To CANDDi

<script type=”text/javascript”>

function onLinkedInLoad() { 
   if (IN.User.isAuthorized()) {
   //LOG THIS INTO CANDDi as custom event
   // see: [https://support.canddi.com/hc/en-gb/articles/200269336-How-can-I-track-custom-Javascript-events](/hc/en-gb/articles/200269336-How-can-I-track-custom-Javascript-events) } else {
   window.location = “URL of page with download link“;
  }
}
</script>


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