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built with Python3 built with Selenium

Linkedin Automation:

Uses: Scrapy, Selenium web driver, Chromium headless, docker and python3.

Linkedin spider:

The first spider aims to visit as more linkedin's user pages as possible :-D, the objective is to gain visibility with your account: since LinkedIn notifies the issued User when someone visits his page.

Companies spider:

This spider aims to collect all the users working for a company on linkedin.

  1. It goes on the company's front-page;
  2. Clicks on "See all 1M employees" button;
  3. Starts collecting User related Scapy items.

Install

Needed:

  • docker;
  • docker-compose;
  • VNC viewer, like vinagre (ubuntu);
  • python3.6;
  • virtualenvs;
0. Prepare your environment:

Install docker from the official website https://www.docker.com/

Install VNC viewer if you do not have one. For ubuntu, go for vinagre:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vinagre
1. Set up Linkedin login and password:

Copy conf_template.py in conf.py and fill the quotes with your credentials.

2. Run and build containers with docker-compose:

Only linkedin random spider, not the companies spider. Open your terminal, move to the project folder and type:

docker-compose up -d --build
3. Take a look on the browser's activity:

Open vinagre, and type address and port localhost:5900. The password is secret. or otherwise:

vinagre localhost:5900
or
make view
4. Stop the scraper;

Use your terminal again, type in the same window:

docker-compose down
Test & Development:

Setup your python virtual environment (trivial but mandatory):

    virtualenvs -p python3.6 .venv
    source .venv/bin/activate
    pip install -r requirements.txt

Create the selenium server, open the VNC window and launch the tests, type those in three different terminals on the project folder:

    make dev
    make view
    make tests

For more details have a look at the Makefile (here is used to shortcut and not to build).

  • Development:
    scrapy crawl companies -a selenium_hostname=localhost -o output.csv

or

    scrapy crawl random -a selenium_hostname=localhost -o output.csv

or

    scrapy crawl byname -a selenium_hostname=localhost -o output.csv

Legal

This code is in no way affiliated with, authorized, maintained, sponsored or endorsed by Linkedin or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries. This is an independent and unofficial project. Use at your own risk.

This project violates Linkedin's User Agreement Section 8.2, and because of this, Linkedin may (and will) temporarily or permantly ban your account. We are not responsible for your account being banned.


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