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Video Tutorial: How to build Social Login with LinkedIn API, OAuth and Node.js - Part 1

Matthias Biehl
Matthias is a techie at heart with a background in APIs, AI, security and software engineering.
Originally published at api-university.com ・2 min read

Social Login allows you to improve convenience for your customers and increase conversion rates for your signups and offerings. Instead of letting users fill in forms, they just need to click to sign in with LinkedIn.

In this video I show you how you can develop Social Login with LinkedIn, by leveraging the LinkedIn API and LinkedIn OAuth. We will develop a small program in node.js to see OAuth and APIs in practice.

Video tutorial on social login with Linkedin API and node.js

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This is the first part of a 3 part series on social login:

  • Social Login Part 1: Write code to call the LinkedIn APIs to get profile and email data.
  • Social Login Part 2 (publication scheduled for 2020-06-17): Write code for the redirect endpoint and code for getting an access token.
  • Social Login Part 3 (publication scheduled for 2020-06-24): Write code to push signup information to a mailinglist provider via API.

You might also want to watch: How to use the LinkedIn API and OAuth

In the video, I show you how to write a node.js application to call the LinkedIn APIs. It makes your life much easier because it guides you through the process, and helps you to get all the nitty-gritty details right. Without it, you would probably spend a lot of time reading the documentation or figuring it out by trial and error.

Get the Source Code.

Learn about OAuth in a more structured way, with step-by-step guides:

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