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LinkedIn Data Scraper

built with Python3 built with Selenium

LinkedIn Data Scraper is a powerful open-source tool designed to extract valuable data from LinkedIn. It leverages technologies such as Scrapy, Selenium WebDriver, Chromium, Docker, and Python3 to navigate LinkedIn profiles and gather insightful information.


Profile Data Extraction

The tool is designed to visit LinkedIn user pages and extract valuable data. This includes phone numbers, emails, education, work experiences, and much more. The data is formatted in a CSV file, making it easy to use for further analysis or input for LinkedIn automation software like lemlist.

Company Data Extraction

The tool can also gather information about all users working for a specific company on LinkedIn. It navigates to the company's LinkedIn page, clicks on the "See all employees" button, and collects user-related data.

Name-Based Data Extraction

The tool also offers a unique feature that allows you to extract data based on a specific name. By having the name of a person on the names.txt file, the tool will navigate to the LinkedIn profiles associated with that name and extract the relevant data. This feature can be incredibly useful for targeted research or networking. To use this feature, simply use the make byname command and input the name when prompted.

Installation and Setup

You will need the following:

  • Docker
  • Docker Compose
  • A VNC viewer (e.g., Vinagre for Ubuntu)


  1. Prepare your environment: Install Docker from the official website. If you don't have a VNC viewer, install one. For Ubuntu, you can use Vinagre:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vinagre
  1. Set up LinkedIn login and password: Copy to and fill in your LinkedIn credentials.

  2. Run and build containers with Docker Compose: Open your terminal, navigate to the project folder, and type:

make companies
make random
make byname
  1. Monitor the browser's activity: Open Vinagre and connect to localhost:5900. The password is secret. Alternatively, you can use the command:
make view
  1. Stop the scraper: To stop the scraper, use the command:
make down


make test

Legal Disclaimer

This code is not affiliated with, authorized, maintained, sponsored, or endorsed by LinkedIn or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries. This is an independent and unofficial project. Use at your own risk.

This project violates LinkedIn's User Agreement Section 8.2. As a result, LinkedIn may temporarily or permanently ban your account. We are not responsible for any actions taken by LinkedIn in response to the use of this tool.