How do I create a LinkedIn application?

Please review the separate help page on why you need a LinkedIn application.

To create a LinkedIn application, please follow the steps below:

  1. In SocialOomph, use Social Networks, Network Apps, Add New Network App, Add LinkedIn App in the menu.
  2. Open a new browser tab and log in to your LinkedIn profile at linkedin.com/developers.
  3. In the top right corner, click the Create app button.
  4. Fill out the form with values of your choice. It makes no difference what values you enter in the fields.
  5. Click the Create App button.
  6. Click the Products tab at the top of the page.
  7. Click the Share on LinkedIn Select button and follow the prompts.
  8. Click the Sign In With LinkedIn Select button and follow the prompts.
  9. Click the Marketing Developer Platform Select button and follow the prompts.
  10. You will receive an email from LinkedIn (check your spam folder) with a link to an additional form that you must complete to get approval for access to the Marketing Developer Platform. See the Marketing Developer Platform Form section below for instructions on how to complete that form.
  11. Click the Auth tab at the top of the page.
  12. Enter https://www.socialoomph.com/linkedin/callback/ in the Redirect URLs field.
  13. Click the Update button.
  14. Copy the Client ID and paste it into the SocialOomph Add LinkedIn App form.
  15. Click the eye icon to reveal the Client secret, and copy the Client Secret and paste it into the SocialOomph Add LinkedIn App form (Social Networks, Network Apps, Add New Network App, Add LinkedIn App).
  16. Fill out the rest of the Add LinkedIn App form and click the Save button.

Next you need to authorize your LinkedIn profile or company page, which will add it as a social profile to SocialOomph.

Marketing Developer Platform Form

  1. Follow the link in the email from LinkedIn to the form that is needed for gaining access to the Marketing Developer Platform.
  2. Fill in your own details in fields 1 through 4.
  3. Field 5: select North America.
  4. Field 6: Select Marketing Automation.
  5. Field7: Select Direct Customers.
  6. Field 8: Choose Ad Tech.
  7. Field 9: Fill in "Schedule shares for publication at a later date." or something to the same effect.
  8. Field 10: Select N/A (Direct Customer).
  9. Field 11: Select N/A (Direct Customer).
  10. FIeld 12: Select N/A (my use case does not manage or report on ad spend).
  11. Field 13: Fill in "N/A".
  12. Field 14: Select Share on LinkedIn and Sign In With LinkedIn.
  13. Click Next and follow any remaining prompts.
  14. LinkedIn will send you an email with the outcome of their approval process. It can take several days.

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