Developer Blog

  • Shikha A. Sehgal : Mar 13, 2014

    OAuth 2 is a protocol that allows applications to interact with LinkedIn's APIs.

    In order to make the LinkedIn platform even more secure, and so we can comply with the security specifications of OAuth 2, we are asking those of you who use OAuth 2 to register your application's redirect URLs with us by April 11, 2014.

    Why is LinkedIn doing this? We are asking you to register your application's redirect URLs with us to enhance security on the LinkedIn platform and for better...

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  • Adam Trachtenberg : Nov 4, 2013

    I'd like to announce an adjustment to our developer program aimed at improving the health of our overall developer ecosystem and ensuring the quality of experience for LinkedIn’s members.

    Last year we clarified our LinkedIn APIs Terms of Use. Since then we have made regular updates to ensure these terms of use are being enforced in a way that minimizes shut-downs of applications. It’s in everyone’s best interest - ours, yours and our members- to make sure those applications developed...

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  • Kamyar Mohager : Oct 7, 2013

    At Apple's WWDC announcement in June, we were thrilled to share the news with the world that Apple’s latest desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks, includes system-level integration with LinkedIn. The LinkedIn integration in OS X Mavericks includes built-in sharing to LinkedIn directly from Safari, and a new Safari feature called Shared Links that shows you webpages shared by your Connections and by Influencers you follow on LinkedIn.

    In addition to these...

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  • Kamyar Mohager : Sep 23, 2013

    A few weeks ago we were excited to announce the opening of our Company Pages & Analytics APIs to our developer community. With these APIs, we've made it easy for developers to publish content to company pages as well as provide key analytics to their end users. One of our developers that saw immediate impact after integrating with these newly available APIs was Buffer. Over 1,000,000 people use Buffer to easily publish content on multiple platforms, including LinkedIn.


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  • Shikha A. Sehgal : Aug 30, 2013

    Please be advised that we will be doing some network maintenance work on Wednesday September 4, 2013 at 5:00pm (time changed from 4:00pm to 5:00pm).

    We believe that this should not have any impact on our APIs and your applications. We will actively monitor the APIs after this. If you experience an issue that may be related to this maintenance work then let us know on this forum thread. To help us troubleshoot your issue, please give us your complete HTTP request and the response you...

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  • Adam Trachtenberg : Aug 9, 2013

    Around the end of Q3, we will be extending the length of our shortened-url field by one character.

    We currently have 6 characters in the short link, such as this: Going forward, there will be 7 characters.

    If you are making assumptions about the length of this field, please update your applications accordingly within the next 30 days.

  • Kamyar Mohager : Aug 5, 2013

    Today we're happy to announce that we've extended our Companies API offering to including posting updates to a company page as well as retrieve key analytics for company pages that you administer. These features have been one of the most sought after by our developers since we first launched our Companies API, so we're looking forward to seeing how these capabilities will be leveraged.


    Providing the ability to publish quality updates to a company page that your user...

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  • Adam Trachtenberg : Jul 16, 2013

    We're extending the Member Permission migration date until Monday, August 5, 2013, as a courtesy to developers who have not yet completed testing and deployment of their code.

    These changes impact all applications created prior to August 7, 2012 that have not previously opted into Member Permissions..

    You can find a recap of Member Permissions and the migration process here.

    Many thanks.

  • Josephine Lochbaum : May 24, 2013

    Next up on our developer series is Now you can check out how integrated with LinkedIn in multiple ways and increased their referral traffic significantly. & 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, was created to make it much easier and efficient for professionals to become Media Publishers — with

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  • Shikha A. Sehgal : May 8, 2013
    To ensure that our members have a consistent authentication experience across our platform, we are requiring all applications to use Member Permissions by August 5th.

    In August 2012, we introduced Member Permissions. This feature allows you to specify exactly which information the member shares with your application and actions you can take on their behalf. In November 2012, we introduced a migration path to this new flow for applications created before that change. We have been thrilled...

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