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    linkedin-api-wrapper

    0.1.2 • Public • Published

    linkedin-api-wrapper

    Simple promise-based wrapper to access the LinkedIn API. The pacakge does not include OAuth part, assuming you already have an access token. I suggest you obtain the token using Postman or a similar application, but any other solution is viable.

    Build Status Due to the limited lifetime of LinkedIn access tokens, continuous integration does not work on the long term. Sorry about that.

    Installation

    npm install --save linkedin-api-wrapper
    

    Usage

    Initializing the library

    const LinkedIn = require("linkedin-api-wrapper");
    const linkedin = LinkedIn({
      access_token: auth_token,
    });
    

    Obtaining informations about your profile

    const profile = await linkedin.api('me');
    

    Sharing content on your feed

    const response = await linkedin.api('ugcShares', {
        method: 'POST',
          body: {
            "author": `urn:li:person:${author}`,
            "lifecycleState": "PUBLISHED",
            "specificContent": {
              "com.linkedin.ugc.ShareContent": {
                "shareCommentary": {
                  "text": "Check out my web site --  https://yesik.it",
                },
                "shareMediaCategory": "NONE",
              }
            },
            "visibility": {
              "com.linkedin.ugc.MemberNetworkVisibility": "PUBLIC"
            }
          },
          "visibility": {
            "code": "anyone"
          }
      });
    

    Other methods

    The library is a very thing wrapper. It should work with any API endpoint.

    Obtaining your access token

    LinkedIn uses OAuth2 for authentification and requires user approval. Two helpers scripts are provided to obtain those credentials:

    1. First, export the LINKEDIN_CLIENT_ID and LINKEDIN_CLIENT_SECRET environment variables with the corresponding values for your application
    2. Then, run oauth-step1.sh. It will open an x-www-browser window to the authorization page
    3. Eventually log in to LinkedIn, then grant parmissions to your application
    4. LinkedIn will redirect your browser to http://localhost:8000. From the URL bar, copy the code parameter
    5. Export the code obtained in the previous step as the environment variable LINKEDIN_CODE
    6. Run the oauth-step2.sh script. It will connect to LinkedIn and get an access token for your application using the authorization code.
    7. Copy the access token from the reply. It will be the token to use for all subsequent api requests.

    Node version

    Require NodeJS >= v7.6 (should work starting with v7.0 with the --harmony flag) Tested with v7.6 and v8.9

    License

    (The MIT License)

    Copyright (c) 2018 Sylvain Leroux

    Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

    The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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    npm i linkedin-api-wrapper

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    0.1.2

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