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Social Login with LinkedIn on IBM Security Verify

By Vandana Verma Sehgal posted Thu January 07, 2021 09:54 AM

  

Co-authored by Saloni Rathi.


Social Login with LinkedIn on IBM Security Verify

 As a user if I am going to a website or application and the first thing application asks is for registration and lot of information. I don't want to share too much information while registration. I don't  want to subscribe to the website or look through the information. The first time itself you are asking me to register and then see the content. 

We all have so many identities and frequently use them on websites. When we browse a new website, we don’t want to create another set of credentials. We wish to use the same credentials.

IBM verify can help user’s login via LinkedIn credentials.


As an administrator, we can configure IBM Security Verify with LinkedIn using the below settings:

Open the IBM Security Verify tenant

 

Login to the Tenant and switch to Admin

 

Go to the Configuration

 

 

Click on Identity Sources -> LinkedIn -> Enable it

 

Configure Just in Time Provisioning -> Copy the Redirect URL -> Click on the link under the Identity Provider which will redirect you to the LinkedIn Developer Portal

 

Fill in the Details

  

Select the Business type

 

Fill in the details of the company

 

After the page is created -> We need to verify the same

 

Once you click on Verify  -> Click on Generate URL

 

Verification URL will be generated -> Copy the URL and open in the next tab.

 

App is created -> Click on the Verify

 

 

After verifying the app -> Go back to the page from where you copied the URL -> Click on I’m done.

You will be redirected to the app’s settings -> Go to Auth -> Copy the Client ID and Client Secret from the Applications credentials and use the same credentials at IBM Security Verify Tenants LinkedIn configuration page. Use the IBM Security Verify redirect URL copied earlier from the IBM Security Verify Tenants LinkedIn configuration page.

 

Click Update

 

  

Now, we can see the company name

 

Now we can grant access to the app

 

We need to agree to the Legal Agreement and Add Product

 

Note: If the Company already has a developer portal then they don’t need to create one. They can directly use the API credentials to enable users to login.

 

Our application has option to login via LinkedIn

 

Conclusion

Now, users can login to the application without any hassle using their LinkedIn login credentials.

Resources:


https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSCT62/com.ibm.iamservice.doc/tasks/idp_config_linkedin.html


Thank You

Saloni Rathi, GSI Labs, ISL India
Vandana Verma Sehgal, GSI Labs, ISL India


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