By integrating your Docebo Learning Management System with LinkedIn, your users can log into their Docebo platforms using their LinkedIn login credentials. This article will provide a step-by-step guide for your integration.
Please note: Be sure to double check that an email address used to log into LinkedIn corresponds with a user that already exists in your Docebo platform (the username and the password doesn't need to match but the email address should belong to a pre-existing user). This way, a user can proceed with access to their Docebo platform without errors. If the email address used for LinkedIn does not corresponding with a user in Docebo, then a user will not be able to access his or her Docebo platform using his or her LinkedIn credentials.
You do not need a LinkedIn Premium account for this integration.
Best practice: When an SSO integration and a custom domain, configured in Domain Management, are set up at the same time, it is strongly suggested to configure the custom domain first. The endpoint URLs needed for the SSO integration are dependent on the URL of the platform.
Creating an app in LinkedIn for Docebo
Begin by logging into your LinkedIn account, then proceed to the LinkedIn Developer site (link opens in a new window) at:
At the top of the page, select the My Apps tab in the action bar, then press the Create Application button once you're in the My Apps tab. Then, fill in all of the information.
Required fields are App Name, LinkedIn Page (This can be the URL to your company page or you can enter your company name and select the appropriate entry in the drop-down results.), Company Logo and acceptance of the terms and conditions. Please note that if you do not have a company page you can click on the Create a new LinkedIn page link immediately below the LinkedIn Page text box to create one.
Now, you will be redirected to the app's Settings page in LinkedIn. Move to the Auth tab to see the authentication keys (Client ID and Client Secret) that you will need to insert into Docebo to complete the integration.
Still in the Auth page, move to the OAuth 2.0 settings section and add the Redirect URLs, with the following format:
Next, click on the Products tab, select two products, for example, "Sign In with LinkedIn" and "Share on LinkedIn" by clicking the Select button. Next, refresh the page. Note that the Select button has changed to grey color with the text Review in Progress.
Once the Product Add Request has been reviewed and approved by LinkedIn, the selected products will automatically be added to your application.
Activating the LinkedIn app in Docebo
Activate the LinkedIn app as described in the Managing Apps & Features article of the Knowledge Base. The app is listed in the Single Sign On tab.
Once it’s activated, you can begin the configuration. Please refer to the section below to learn more.
Managing the LinkedIn app in Docebo
To reach the app, access the Admin Menu by scrolling your mouse over the gears icon in the left sidebar, then press the Manage item in the LinkedIn section. On the Settings page, insert the LinkedIn Client ID in the LinkedIn API Access Code field, and the Client Secret of the LinkedIn App in the LinkedIn Secret Code field.
When you’re finished, press Save Changes. You’ve now completed the integration! Your users can now log into their learning platforms using their LinkedIn login credentials. To see if everything is working properly, log out of your platform. On the login page, you should see the LinkedIn icon on the sign in form.