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Sinatra LinkedIn

Dependency
Status

Provides helpers for accessing the LinkedIn API in Sinatra applications. Relies on the LinkedIn gem to do the heavy lifting.

Author

Bob Nadler, Jr. (bnadler@cyrusinnovation.com)

Notes / Use

Installation

gem install sinatra-linkedin

or if using Bundler, add to your Gemfile:

gem 'sinatra-linkedin'

then run

bundle install

Quickstart

Before using you'll need to acquire an API key from LinkedIn. Go to the LinkedIn Developer Portal to obtain your key.

Sinatra LinkedIn can be used in either “classic” or “modular” Sinatra apps. For “classic” apps, you only need to require the sinatra-linkedin module and set your API key and API secret.

require 'sinatra'
require 'sinatra/linkedin'

set :linkedin_api_key, 'your api key'
set :linkedin_api_secret, 'your api secret'

get '/public' do
  if authorized?
    "Welcome back!"
  else
    "Oops, you haven't logged in yet. Please <a href='/auth'>login</a>"
  end
end

get '/private' do
  authorize!
  "Thanks for logging in!"
end

It works the same way with a “modular” app; the only difference is that you must register Sinatra LinkedIn explicitly.

require 'sinatra/base'
require 'sinatra/linkedin'

class MyApp < Sinatra::Base
  register Sinatra::Linkedin

  set :linkedin_api_key, 'your api key'
  set :linkedin_api_secret, 'your api secret'

  get '/public' do
    if authorized?
      "Welcome back!"
    else
      "Oops, you haven't logged in yet. Please <a href='/auth'>login</a>"
    end
  end

  get '/private' do
    authorize!
    "Thanks for logging in!"
  end
end

Routes

Sinatra LinkedIn provides several routes to help you:

/auth

authorizes the user by setting up a request token and redirecting to the LinkedIn authorization page. Once the user has granted access (or denied it) they will be redirected to /auth/callback (see below).

/auth/callback

stores the token and secret in the session, then redirects to the root URL.

/auth/logout

deletes the token and secret from the session and redirects the user to the root URL.

Helper Methods

Sinatra LinkedIn provides these helper methods:

authorized?

returns true if the user has authenticated with their LinkedIn credentials.

authorize!

redirects the user to the /auth route unless they have already been authenticated.

client

provides a handle to the +LinkedIn::Client+ class. Refer to the LinkedIn gem for usage information.

Contributing

Issues / Roadmap

Use GitHub issues for reporting bug and feature requests.

Patches / Pull Requests

  • 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.

Project Layout

/lib

Main project source code.

/test

All test source code and data samples.

Gemfile

Dependency management with Bundler.

Rakefile

Rake tasks for the project. Use “rake -T” to see a list of available tasks.

README.rdoc

This file.

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2012-2014 Bob Nadler, Jr.

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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