we are aware of the issue and are working to restore service as soon as possible sorry, our API is experiencing intermittent issues
we are aware of the issue and are working to restore service as soon as possible sorry, our API is experiencing a limited-scope problem
please see this thread for updates sorry, the developer portal is currently undergoing scheduled maintenance
service is expected to be restored around 09:00PM PST OAuth 2.0 Authorization issues?
As previously announced, LinkedIn is now enforcing redirect URLs rule for OAuth 2.0 applications: More information. If you have any questions, please post to this thread in our forums: Thread for questions OAuth 2.0 Extension
LinkedIn is extending a courtesy brief period for developers to update their OAuth 2.0 redirect URLs.
If you have any questions, please post to this thread in our forums: Thread for questions. OAuth 2.0 Redirection URL
Beginning Monday April 28, 2014, LinkedIn's APIs will begin enforcing OAuth 2.0 redirect URLs.
If you have any questions, please post to this thread in our forums: Thread for questions. On July 21st between 4pm and 7pm PST we will be performing platform maintenance. You may see limited performance issues during this time. We apologize for any inconveniences generated by any service interruptions. We will be performing site wide maintenance on October 10th between 8 pm and 11 pm PST. This maintenance applies to all LinkedIn sites and applications, including our APIs. You may experience limited availability of certain APIs during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please don't hesitate to reach out on our forums if you continue to experience API availability issues after the maintenance window In light of the recent disclosure of the "Poodle" SSL vulnerability, LinkedIn is joining the large number of services that have actively removed support for SSLv3, effective immediately. If you are experiencing errors related to HTTPS-based communication with our APIs, please ensure you are using a client/library that supports TLS 1.0+ instead of SSLv3 to avoid disruption. Attention, developers! We have transitioned to StackOverflow for forum-based support. Learn more about this change.
Developer Perspective: Scoop.it
Next up on our developer series is Scoop.it. Now you can check out how Scoop.it integrated with LinkedIn in multiple ways and increased their referral traffic significantly.
Scoop.it & Content Curation for professionals
Social Media is a fantastic opportunity for professionals to share their expertise and develop their own personal brands. In this spirit, Scoop.it was created to make it much easier and efficient for professionals to become Media Publishers — with Scoop.it acting as content hub that helps people find and publish to their social networks.
Since Scoop.it launched in November 2011, we've been integrated with LinkedIn and have continued that relationship with fantastic results for both our company and our users. Through these LinkedIn integrations, Scoop.it content shared to LinkedIn grew 2.5x over the past 9 months and referral traffic from LinkedIn to our users' Scoop.it pages skyrocketed by an amazing 5x, making it the fastest growing source of referral traffic.
Our first step was to make LinkedIn a potential destination for Scoopiteers to share their curated content. By making it easy for people to connect their LinkedIn accounts to Scoop.it, the LinkedIn API enabled us to build a seamless experience. Our users could publish a piece of content they found relevant and simultaneously share it to LinkedIn by just checking a box in our Scoop.it publishing window:
Combining this simplified publishing experience with sharing was key to the success of Scoop.it: blogging - on top of being hard and time-consuming - is not enough. You have to leverage your social networks to get distribution for your insights and content.
We also experienced a growing demand from our users to publish directly to LinkedIn Groups. Groups on LinkedIn, usually built around a common interest, are a great way to share relevant content with a select audience to create conversations and foster opportunities. We launched our integration with LinkedIn Groups back in September 2012 and found it not only created additional distribution channels for our users, but it also boosted general sharing to LinkedIn. Overall, sharing to LinkedIn grew more than 25% in a month and referral traffic grew 57%.
Sign in with LinkedIn
Following the successful LinkedIn Groups integration, the LinkedIn developer team reached out and recommended we try integrating "Sign in with LinkedIn" to optimize the user experience for LinkedIn and Scoop.it users. While we already supported signing up to Scoop.it with Facebook and Twitter accounts, given the value and natural fit with LinkedIn we went ahead and tested it. On top of making the sign-up process faster, signing in with LinkedIn also allowed us to pre-configure the sharing connection — making it even more seamless for our users looking to develop visibility within their professional network. This also contributed to added traffic and content shared to LinkedIn.
Overall here's a recap of the KPI's we viewed as important for us (and our users) throughout that phase:
Since then, these numbers have kept on growing and, more importantly, our users have continued giving us great feedback on these various integration points. You can expect us to keep coming up with more ways to optimize content curation for professionals with LinkedIn.
Learn more about the Share API.