[sudo] gem install linkedin
LinkedIn's API uses Oauth for authentication. Luckily, the LinkedIn gem hides most of the gory details from you.
require 'rubygems' require 'linkedin' # get your api keys at https://www.linkedin.com/secure/developer client = LinkedIn::Client.new('your_consumer_key', 'your_consumer_secret') rtoken = client.request_token.token rsecret = client.request_token.secret # to test from your desktop, open the following url in your browser # and record the pin it gives you client.request_token.authorize_url => "https://api.linkedin.com/uas/oauth/authorize?oauth_token=<generated_token>" # then fetch your access keys client.authorize_from_request(rtoken, rsecret, pin) => ["OU812", "8675309"] # <= save these for future requests # or authorize from previously fetched access keys c.authorize_from_access("OU812", "8675309") # you're now free to move about the cabin, call any API method
# get the profile for the authenticated user client.profile # get a profile for someone found in network via ID client.profile(:id => 'gNma67_AdI') # get a profile for someone via their public profile url client.profile(:url => 'http://www.linkedin.com/in/netherland')
More examples in the examples folder.
For a nice example on using this in a Rails App.
If you want to play with the LinkedIn api without using the gem, have a look at the apigee LinkedIn console.
- Change to json api
- Update and correct test suite
- Change to Faraday for authentication
- Implement Messaging APIs
- Fork the project.
- Make your feature addition or bug fix.
- Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
- Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
- Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.
Copyright (c) 2009-11 Wynn Netherland. See LICENSE for details.