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Cordova LinkedIn Plugin

A Cordova plugin that lets you use LinkedIn Native SDKs for Android and iOS.


  1. Create a LinkedIn app here
  2. Click on your app's name, then select the Mobile page from the side menu
  3. Add package name and hash for Android
  4. Copy the Application Id in the iOS section and use it in the installation command below
cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-linkedin --variable APP_ID=YOUR_APP_ID



login(scopes, promptToInstall, success, error)
  • scopes: Scopes to authenticate with
  • promptToInstall: If set to true, the user will be prompted to install the LinkedIn app if it's not already installed Logs the user in with selected scopes. Available scopes are: r_basicprofile, r_emailaddress, rw_company_admin and w_share.



A synchronous method that clears the existing session.


getRequest(path, success, error)
  • path: The request path Makes a GET request to LinkedIn REST API. You can view the possible paths here.


postRequest(path, body, success, error)
  • path: The request path
  • body: The reqeust body Makes a POST request to LinkedIn REST API. You can view the possible paths here.


openProfile(memberId, success, error)
  • memberId: Member Id of the user Opens a member's profile in the LinkedIn app.


hasActiveSession(success, error)

- - - DEPRECATED - - - This method is deprecated and will be removed in the next major release. Please use getActiveSession instead.

Checks if there is already an existing active session. This should be used to avoid unnecessary login.

The success callback function will be called with one argument as a boolean, indicating whether there is an active session.


getActiveSession(success, error)

Checks if there is an existing active session.

The success callback function will be called with an object containing the access token and expiry date (if they exist).


// generic callback functions to make this example simpler
var onError = function(e) { console.error('LinkedIn Error: ', e); }
var onSuccesss = function(r) { console.log('LinkedIn Response: ', r); }

// logging in with all scopes
// you should just ask for what you need
var scopes = ['r_basicprofile', 'r_emailaddress', 'rw_company_admin', 'w_share'];

// login before doing anything
// this is needed, unless if we just logged in recently
cordova.plugins.LinkedIn.login(scopes, true, function() {

  // get connections
  cordova.plugins.LinkedIn.getRequest('people/~', onSuccess, onError);
  // share something on profile
  // see more info at
  var payload = {
    comment: 'Hello world!',
    visibility: {
      code: 'anyone'
  cordova.plugins.LinkedIn.postRequest('~/shares', payload, onSuccess, onError);

}, onError);

// check for existing session
cordova.plugins.LinkedIn.getActiveSession(function(session) {
  if (session) {
    console.log('We have an active session');
    console.log('Access token is: ', session.accessToken);
    console.log('Expires on: ', session.expiresOn);
  } else {
    console.log('There is no active session, we need to call the login method');


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