In this article, we’ll run through how to add the “Sign in with LinkedIn” option to a client program. It also describes the employee’s journey when authenticating their log in using LinkedIn.
How do clients enable the LinkedIn integration?
To enable the LinkedIn integration, clients should log into Reward Manager, go to the Integration Dashboard and search for “LinkedIn” under the Explore Integrations tab.
Select the integration and turn it “On” using the toggle button in the top right-hand side.
How do employees use the LinkedIn integration?
When enabled, employees will be given the option to sign into their program using LinkedIn as their Identity Provider. The journey will look like this:
Step 1: Employee accesses their platform login page and selects “Sign in with LinkedIn”
Step 2: The employee is asked to authorize the Reward Gateway application by LinkedIn
Before Reward Gateway can access any of the employee’s data stored on their LinkedIn account, the employee must explicitly grant access to the data. If the employee chooses to “Cancel” at this stage, the authentication attempt will fail.
If the employee chooses to “Allow access”, they will grant Reward Gateway access to the their primary email address, basic profile information, and rights to post to their profile.
Find out more about LinkedIn Application Permissions here.
Step 3: The employee is logged into their program
Reward Gateway will lookup the employee based on the information passed from LinkedIn and try to locate a registered account. If a valid account is found, the employee will be logged in automatically. If not, they will be prompted to complete a registration step.
Can employees remove their LinkedIn account from their Reward Gateway account?
Yes, employees can go to the “Security Center” section of their account at any time to remove their LinkedIn account by pressing the “Unlink” button shown below. The Security Center can be found through the ‘My Account” section of their program or by typing “/Security” after your program’s URL – https://[YOUR_PROGRAM_URL]/Security.