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Register with LinkedIn account

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Jan, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Jan

    Jan Member

    I'm trying to built a community with professionals only, and as such it would be great if there would be an option to log in using the details of a linkedin account. As such their real name becomes the account name. In this case I want this the only way for people to join in.

    Would this be possible?
  2. guiltar

    guiltar Well-Known Member

  3. Jan

    Jan Member

    Thanks for pointing out. I'm not really great with integrating this into Xenforo sign-up code, although it doesn't seem too hard to do.
  4. HenrikHansen

    HenrikHansen Well-Known Member

    Very good idea.
  5. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    yeah, been looking for this.
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  6. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    This would be nice :)

    Is there a mod to do this? /checks
  7. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Jan 9, 2014
  8. Null

    Null Well-Known Member


    I don't personally see a need for LinkedIn integration for any of my projects but I can see a need for communities aimed at certain professions.

    I personally believe third-party login mechanisms should be handled by the core rather than third-party add-one purely for the sake of security.

    P.S. this threads sure gonna' attract attention now Twitter and Google support has been added :p.
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  9. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    So now that this has a Lack of Interest tag is it completely dead? What does one have to do to revive something?
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  10. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I havent seen thia until today
  11. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Didn't linkedin get hacked awhile back?
  12. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    Keep bashing on about it and hope others agree that LinkedIn integration is needed in the core product.

    Yes, they had a security breach in 2012 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_LinkedIn_hack).

    However, considering LinkedIn is one of the top 25 websites on the web, it's still a service millions of people use and... would drive traffic to some communities.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2014
  13. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    From the forum description:
    The lack of interest prefix has been added for months. There literally wasn't a single like on the first post until today.
  14. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    It's a well know fact that only a tiny %% of their "users" are engaged, and of those only a tiny percentage would want to move their work "professional" persona into forums......

    Hate to be contrary, but I think XF made the right decision on this one!
  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  16. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    Unless you own a forum for... I don't know.. .work professionals. I bet I get 0 sign ups on my Orchids Forum from Twitter. Doesn't mean xenForo should add/drop it.
  17. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Didn't Facebook, Twitter and Google+ get hacked by NSA awhile back?

  18. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    As per Mike's post (if I understood it correctly); I've created a new thread.
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  19. HenrikHansen

    HenrikHansen Well-Known Member

    This is not my experience. It is true that only a small percent of Linkedin users are active at conversions at Linkedin, but actually a very high percentage of Linkedin users at logged in at least weekly to check for announcements and maintain their network, and most Linkedin users can easily remember their username and passwords.

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