Guide to Configure LinkedIn as an OAuth/OpenId Connect Server for Joomla client

Step 1: Configure LinkedIn as an OAuth/OpenId Connect Server

  • Go to https://www.instagram.com/developer in order to create a new application. Click on Create Application button to create a new application.

    Linkedin OpenId Connect_sso_button to create a new application
  • Enter the required details and click on the Submit button to save your changes.

    Linkedin  OpenId Connect_sso_button to save your changes
  • Copy the Client Id and the Client Secret and save it in your miniOrange OAuth Client plugin under Client Id and the Client Secret text fields respectively.
  • Copy the Redirect/ Callback URl from miniOrange OAuth Client plugin and enter it under OAuth 2.0 -> Authorized Redirect URLs textbox. Click on the Add button adjacent to the text box to save it. Finally, click on the Update button to save your configurations.

    Linkedin OpenId Connect_sso_button to save your configurations.

Step 2: Setting up the miniOrange Joomla OAuth Client plugin

  • Download the zip file for the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin for Joomla from here.

  • Login into your Joomla site’s administrator console.
  • Go to Extension Manage Install in the top navigation bar to install the plugin

    Linkedin OpenId Connect_sso_navigation bar to install the plugin
  • Upload the downloaded zip file to install the OAuth Client plugin.

    Linkedin OpenId Connect_sso_install the OAuth Client plugin
  • Navigate to Extensions Manage Manage and search for miniorange in the Search bar provided to see the list of the components.

  • Enable all the below shown components of the plugin in order to continue using the plugin.

    Linkedin OpenId Connect_sso_continue using the plugin
  • Go to Components MiniOrange OAuth Client in the top navigation bar to go to the configuration page of the plugin.

    Linkedin OpenId Connect_sso_navigation bar to go to the configuration page of the plugin
  • Register/ Login with miniOrange.

    Linkedin OpenId Connect_sso_Register/Login
  • Go to the Configure OAuth tab in the plugin. Fill the details you received from your OAuth Provider and click on the Save Settings button.

    Linkedin OpenId Connect_sso_Fill the details you received from your OAuth Provider

    Select your OAuth Provider from the Select Application dropdown. In case your OAuth Provider is not listed in the drop down, please select Custom OAuth Provider to continue.
  • Copy the Redirect/Callback URL given in the plugin and save it in your OAuth Provider.
  • Click on the Test Configuration button and copy the email and name attributes and save these attributes in Email Attribute and Name Attribute text field respectively. Now click on the Save Attribute Mapping button to save your configurations.

    Linkedin OpenId Connect_sso_button to save your configurations
  • Add a button on your site login page with the following
    URL: <your_home_page/base_url>/?morequest=oauthredirect&app_name=<xxxxxxx>
    You would find appropriate URL in Instructions to configure in the bellow section of Attribute Mapping (After completing test configuration please choose URL and Add a button on your site login page).
  • Now logout and go to your site. You will see a login link where you placed that button.
  • Click on the Licensing Plans Tab to check out our complete list of features and various licensing plans.
  • In case, you are facing some issue or have any question in mind, you can reach out to us by sending us your query through the Support dialog box in the Account Setup and Configure OAuth tabs.

    Linkedin OpenId Connect_sso_Account Setup and Configure OAuth tabs

  • In addition to the above, miniOrange also provide support for ADFS, AWS cognito, Bitrix24, Reddit, WHMCS, Square Connect, WSO2, Windows, Gigya, Dash 10, Foursquare, Harvest, MailChimp, Huddle, Ustream, Yammer, Facebook, Linkedin, RunKeeper, SoundCloud, Pocket, Nest, Heroku, DropBox, Buffer, Hubic, Deezer, Delicious, Bitly, Mondo, Netatmo, Wechat, Weibo, Shibboleth, Invision Community, HR Answerlink/Support center, Blizzar and many more OAuth provider.


    Congratulations, you have successfully configured the miniOrange OAuth Client plugin with your Linkedin OAuth Provider. In case you have any questions in mind, you can always mail us at info@xecurify.com.