Fixed Name and avatar no longer being pulled when testing LinkedIn connected account provider

Affected version

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
This is due to API changes.

Not totally insurmountable but will require some significant changes. Notably, permissions for accessing things like the user's name and photo are no longer available in the version of the API we use, and unavailable in the new version of the API without verifying yourself as a developer.

They don't seem to be backwards compatible either. So users who have already authenticated wouldn't be able to log in using the new API.

Going to move this to future fix for now for further consideration.

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
Actually, I think it may already be the case that users cannot log in / register at all with it.

This will need addressing somehow.

XF Bug Bot

XenForo bug fixer bot
Staff member
Thank you for reporting this issue, it has now been resolved. We are aiming to include any changes that have been made in a future XF release (2.1.6).

Change log:
Update Linkedin connected account provider to use their updated API.
There may be a delay before changes are rolled out to the XenForo Community.

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
So this works now:


But anyone who is currently using Linkedin will be needed to follow a few additional steps:
  1. Go to the Apps dashboard:
  2. Add a company.
  3. To add a company, you need to create/claim a LinkedIn page.
  4. You may also need to go to "Products" and add "Sign In with LinkedIn".
  5. There may be an approval process after that before the app will work.