Hosting Environment
Operating System
Task Type
Draft Beta

PingFederate LinkedIn Cloud Identity Connector User's Guide 2.0

Updated 84

Add to MyDocs | Hide Show Table of Contents


The LinkedIn Cloud Identity Connector includes an identity provider (IdP) adapter that allows PingFederate to use the LinkedIn authentication web service as an identity provider (IdP). This allows a service provider (SP) to pass authentication requests through PingFederate to LinkedIn. As a result, users can sign on to LinkedIn to access web applications in the SP domain.

For example, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider can use the LinkedIn IdP Adapter to provide customers with direct SSO access to its applications. In addition, a service provider can use LinkedIn credentials for secure, standards-based SSO to services in other local domains or at partner sites by using the adapter in an SP partner connection.

For more information about identity-federation standards and partner connections, see Supported standards in the PingFederate Administrator’s Manual.

Tags Capability > Single Sign On; Hosting Environment > On-Premises; Product > Adapters and Integration Kits; Product > Adapters and Integration Kits > Cloud Identity Connectors