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.
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: Write code for the redirect endpoint and code for getting an access token.
- Social Login Part 3: 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.
Sign up via LinkedIn or via email below.
Learn about OAuth in a more structured way, with step-by-step guides:
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