News on LinkedIn Social Connection
Update on LinkedIn Social Connection issues and upcoming API migration
Over the last few weeks, the current version of the LinkedIn API for sign-in has been intermittently failing when fetching the user profile, causing a small number of users to fail to log in. The cause of this issue is currently unknown, and is coming from LinkedIn directly. We have not been able to find a workaround for this yet, but we are aware of the issue.
We are evaluating options for users who wish to use the current version of the LinkedIn API until its final decommission date. For those customers who wish to migrate to the new version of the API, we will have a migration path available soon.
LinkedIn API deprecation
LinkedIn decided to deprecate their current API v1 (Final shutdown March 1st, 2019) and we are working on a migration path for all our customers that remains as simple as possible. We will publish a migration guide explaining what actions are required. The main changes are:
- LinkedIn will only allow apps to request a bare minimum set of profile fields. This is called a “Lite Profile” (r_liteprofile scope). Auth0 will automatically include this scope in every authentication request as soon LinkedIn’s API v2 is enabled in Auth0.
- Access to the “Basic Profile” (r_basicprofile) will be restricted to only those who are part of the LinkedIn Partnership Program. Auth0 has no control over the access to this program.
We are aware of the criticality of this deprecation, and we are working to support the new API as soon as possible. Our main goal is to avoid the disruption of our customer’s services. Expect news in the upcoming days.