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On this tab, you can adjust settings related to LinkedIn authentication. This feature enables live site users to register and log on to your website using their LinkedIn logon credentials.


Before you start configuring the settings, make sure you have the correct site selected using the Site drop-down list at the top left part of the page. Then you need to navigate to the ~/Bin/DotNetOpenAuth.dll.rename file and rename it to DotNetOpenAuth.dll. The library is renamed in the default installation because it doesn't support medium-trust environment.


Do not forget to click the Save Save button after entering each key or token.



API key

Key obtained during the registration of your application at LinkedIn.

Application secret

Key obtained during registration of your application at LinkedIn.

Access token

Click the Get button to obtain a site-wide access token required to execute LinkedIn API calls that require authorization. The API key and Application secret fields must be filled in. After the token expires, it is renewed automatically.


Enable LinkedIn authentication

Indicates if LinkedIn authentication is enabled.

Assign new users to roles

New users registered via LinkedIn authentication will be assigned to these roles.

Required user data page

URL of the page where the LinkedIn required data web part resides. If entered and a new LinkedIn user logs in to the site for the first time, their user account is not created automatically, but they are redirected to this page and required to enter some additional data (or merge with an existing account) using the web part.

URL shortening

URL shortener

May be used to select a URL shortening service that will be shortening all links in LinkedIn posts.


To obtain these keys, create an account at and create a new application at





Required fields


The Access token field is used mainly for certain web parts (it is not required for LinkedIn authentication).



More information can be found in Developer's Guide -> Development -> Membership, permissions and security -> Third-party authentication services -> LinkedIn.