Get linkedin Access Token with JavaScript SDK

I am working on that application allow user to connect to linkedin (using javascript). I want to store access token that I got from IN.ENV.auth.oauth_token because I will use it to post to user's timeline.

But when I use this access token to post to Linkedin, I got "Invalid access token" error. Did I use correct access token? How's the correct way to get Access token?

Here's my code:

$("#linkedin-connect").on('click',function(e){  
    e.preventDefault();
    IN.UI.Authorize().place();
    IN.Event.on(IN, "auth", OnLinkedInAuth);  
    return false;
});

function OnLinkedInAuth() {
    console.debug("oauth token:" + IN.ENV.auth.oauth_token);
}

JSFiddle Example

Answers:

Answer

this event IN.Event.on(IN, "auth", OnLinkedInAuth); should pass some data to your function OnLikedInAuth as in shown in the documentation of the sdk.

<script type="text/javascript" src="//platform.linkedin.com/in.js">
    api_key: YOUR_API_KEY_HERE
    authorize: true
    onLoad: onLinkedInLoad
</script>

<script type="text/javascript">

// Setup an event listener to make an API call once auth is complete
function onLinkedInLoad() {
    IN.Event.on(IN, "auth", getProfileData);
}

// Handle the successful return from the API call
function onSuccess(data) {
    console.log(data);
}

// Handle an error response from the API call
function onError(error) {
    console.log(error);
}

// Use the API call wrapper to request the member's basic profile data
function getProfileData() {
    IN.API.Raw("/people/~").result(onSuccess).error(onError);
}

As that example (available in docs) the getProfileData (similar to your OnLinkedInAuth) returns a Promise and when it's resolved will give you some data that you need to read. In that object you will find the token that you can store (LocalStorage) and use

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