Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Getting started with linkedin api using postman

1) Create an application on linkedin
url : https://www.linkedin.com/secure/developer?newapp=

2) provide the details OAuth 2.0
Authorized Redirect URLs for postman :
URL : https://www.getpostman.com/oauth2/callback

REF : postman helpers (https://www.getpostman.com/docs/helpers)

3) Get the Authentication Keys.
a) Client ID:
b) Client Secret:

4) start the postman client
a) go to authorization select the OAuth 2 fill the following

Auth URL :  https://www.linkedin.com/uas/oauth2/authorization
Access Token URL :  https://www.linkedin.com/uas/oauth2/accessToken
Client ID : "provide the genrated client id"
Client Secret : "provide the genrated client secret"
Scope : r_basicprofile
Token Name : TokenName
Grant Type :  Authorization code

and click on : request access token locally

5) now click on Request token

6) You will be redirected to linked page
Authenticating the LinkedIn Account
enter the credentails and allow access


  1. Hi,
    Thanks for posting this article. It works. However in my case I just need to "untick" "Requst access token Locally" option

  2. Excellent post. I like it. It helped me to get Authorization token using Postman.