Linked In social sign in allows users to sign in using their LinkedIn account. You must register your application with LinkedIn for this addon to work.

How to Set up LinkedIn Social Sign in

  1. Go to the LinkedIn Developer Network at
  2. Click Add New Application. When you create the application, you can choose what to enter in most fields, but you have to make sure you enter specific information for some fields.
  3. Under Website URL enter your forum’s root url.
  4. Under Default Scope make sure you’ve selected at least r_basicprofile and r_emailaddress.
  5. Set the OAuth 2.0 Redirect URLs by appending both /entry/connect/linkedin and /profile/linkedinconnect to the end of your forum’s URL. (If your forum is at, your Redirect URLs would be and
  6. Once your application has been set up, you must copy the Client ID and Client Secret into your LinkedIn plugin settings page from your Vanilla dashboard.

Settings in LinkedIn

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