Docebo for LinkedIn

Learn how to integrate your Docebo LMS with Linkedin

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January 11th, 2019

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Introduction

By integrating your Docebo Learning Management System with LinkedIn, your users can log into their Docebo platforms using their LinkedIn login credentials. This manual will provide a step-by-step guide for your integration.

Please Note: Be sure to double check that an email address used to log into LinkedIn corresponds with a user that already exists in your Docebo platform (the username and the password doesn’t need to match, but the email address should belong to a pre-existing user). This way, a user can proceed with access to his or her Docebo platform without errors. If the email address used for LinkedIn does not corresponding with a user in Docebo, then a user will not be able to access his or her Docebo platform using his or her LinkedIn credentials.

You do not need a LinkedIn premium account for this integration.

Creating an App in LinkedIn for Docebo

Begin by logging into your LinkedIn account, then proceed to this link (https://developer.linkedin.com). At the top of the page, select the My Apps tab in the action bar, then press the Create Application button once you’re in the My Apps tab. Then, fill in all of the information. Required fields are marked with red asterisks. Flag the option that you have read and agreed to the terms of use, then press Submit when you’re finished.

linkedin create a new app

Now, you will be redirected to the app’s main page in LinkedIn, where you will see the authentication keys (Client ID and Client Secret) that you will need to insert into Docebo to complete the integration.

linkedin Authentication Keys

Activating and Managing the LinkedIn App in Docebo

To complete your integration, log into your Docebo LMS as the Superadmin, then access the Admin Menu from the gear icon in the top right corner of your platform. Then, press the Add New Apps button in the top of your Admin Menu. Once you’re in the Apps & Features section, select the Single Sign On tab in the tab menu on the left side of the page. Find LinkedIn in the list of apps, then press the Activate App button in the app’s row. Read the description in the pop up box, then press Install Now.

linkedin activate

To reach the app, access the Admin Menu by scrolling your mouse over the gears icon in the left sidebar, then press the Manage item in the LinkedIn section. On the Settings page, insert your API Access Code and your Secret Code into the corresponding text boxes. This information came from the app’s page that you created on LinkedIn (please see above if you need to know how to retrieve the information again).

linkedin config

When you’re finished, press Save Changes. You’ve now completed the integration! Your users can now log into their learning platforms using their LinkedIn login credentials. To see if everything is working properly, log out of your platform. On the login page, you should see the LinkedIn icon on the sign in form.