In this article, we’ll explain how to add the “Sign in with LinkedIn” option to a program. We will also describe the user’s journey when authenticating through LinkedIn.
How to enable LinkedIn on a program?
To enable the LinkedIn integration, log into Reward Manager, go to the Integration Dashboard and search for “LinkedIn” under the Explore Integrations tab.
Select the integration and it will be turned “On” automatically. You can also disable it by using the toggle.
How to sign in with LinkedIn?
When enabled, users will be given the option to sign into their program using LinkedIn as their Identity Provider. The journey will look like this:
Step 1: You access the platform’s login page and select “Sign in with LinkedIn”
Step 2: Here you need to enter your LinkedIn credentials
Step 3: You will be asked to authorize the Reward Gateway application by LinkedIn
Before Reward Gateway can access any of the data stored on your LinkedIn account, you must explicitly grant access to the data. If you choose to “Cancel” at this stage, the authentication attempt will fail.
If you choose to “Allow access”, you will grant Reward Gateway access to the your primary email address, basic profile information, and rights to post to your profile.
Find out more about LinkedIn Application Permissions here.
Step 4: Log in/ Register
Reward Gateway will lookup for an account based on the information passed from LinkedIn. If a valid account is found, you will be logged in automatically. If not, you will be prompted to complete a registration step.
How to unlink your LinkedIn account?
If you would like to unlink your account, go to “Account”, then “Account Settings”
Then go to the “Security Centre”
Select “Unlink” and that’s it - your LinkedIn account is no longer linked to Reward Gateway.