Module 2 - Apply with LinkedIn Plugin

Refer to the below sections for a step by step guide to integrate the Apply With LinkedIn plugin onto your job application page

  • Step 1 - Allowlist JS Domains
  • Step 2 - Deploy and Configure the Plugin

Step 1 - Allowlist JS Domains

To ensure that other applications cannot fraudulently represent themselves as your own using the JavaScript SDK, you must configure a list of valid domains on your application that LinkedIn is allowed to trust. Ensure that you include fully qualified domain names, including the protocol (i.e. http, https) and any non-standard port numbers (other than ports 80 or 443). The way you can update/add valid domains depends on if you are a partner who provides an ATS for multiple customers or a partner who owns a proprietary ATS or career page solution.

For Customers (i.e. proprietary ATS or career page solution)

Add your domain(s) to the Valid SDK Domains field in your application's settings page under JavaScript tab as shown below:

Javascript API Domains

For Partners (e.g. ATS)

Update the valid JS domains for each child app using the endpoint documented here .


Failure to allowlist JS Domain will result in an error to your browser whenever you try to load the plugin.

Step 2 - Deploy and Configure the Plugin

To use any of the functionality provided by the "Apply With LinkedIn" plugin, it must be deployed and loaded on your career site’s web page. Based on the plug-in, the setup may vary for each page where the plugin needs to be added. We do not support JavaScript customization of AWLI button and events.
The setup is to identify the user who clicked apply, prefilling profile information, or providing application completion information back to LinkedIn. However, there are slight differences in the parameters to invoke the plugin and the callback to handle the response.


<div name="widget-holder"
<script type="text/javascript"
 api_key: {customer app API Key goes here}
<script type="IN/AwliWidget"
  data-mode="{BUTTON_DATA or CONVERSION}"

Plugin Parameters

The table below explains all plugin parameters that can be configured as required:

Name Required Description
api_key yes API key (Client ID) for your application
data-company-job-code yes Unique job posting id within the company's system. This value is used by LinkedIn to identify the job and for tracking purposes. If you use other integrations like RSC, PJP, AC to sync jobs to LinkedIn please ensure that this field is same as externalJobPostingId in Job Posting Schema
data-integration-context yes A value in the format of urn:li:organization:{ID}, ATS partners will retrieve this after the customer has logged in to the customer configuration plugin. Customers directly integrating with AWLI can refer to this help center article to find their company ID for urn:li:organization:{ID}
data-mode yes The mode in which this plugin will be used. Currently, the following two modes are supported:
1.BUTTON_DATA Mode- Creates the Apply With LinkedIn button on the page and starts the click tracking within LinkedIn. Once applicant clicks this button and consents to sharing profile data, data is shared with partner using the callback method
2.CONVERSION Mode- No visible items are created on the page. A conversion tracking event is sent back to LinkedIn to track the application status of the member. Note that the user must click the Apply With LinkedIn button on the previous page to track this conversion
data-callback-method no The callback method that will be called when there is communication required between the plugin and the client. Depending on the mode that is configured, different callback methods will be required.
1.BUTTON_DATA Mode- Specify the actions to take after the plugin button is clicked and the applicant’s profile data is received from LinkedIn.
2.CONVERSION Mode- Callback not required.
For BUTTON_DATA mode, the tracking events/profile data fetch action on the LinkedIn side will still be triggered even if a callback is not provided
data-size no Acceptable values are small, medium or large. The default value is medium.
For reference, the size of the button is as follows:
1. Small - width: 188px, height 32px
2. Medium - width: 213px, height: 48px
3. Large - width: 233px, height: 48px
data-color no Acceptable values are blue, black or white. The default value is blue

UI Rendering

Below are various ways in which the Apply with LinkedIn button can be rendered (check table above for exact data-size values for different sizes):

Size Button Rendering
Small small
Medium medium
Large large

If the applicant is not signed to LinkedIn in the current browser session and has no browser cookie present, the below sign in screen appears for the applicant when they click on Apply With LinkedIn button.


Once signed in with LinkedIn credentials, LinkedIn displays a different OAuth consent screen for regular customers v/s Search and Staff agencies (customers who use profile info across multiple jobs) as shown below:

module2 nonstaffing

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Integration Walkthrough

Please check video here to learn how to integrate Apply with LinkedIn plugin.

Plugin Error Details

Click to view Plugin Errors

For plugin error details, look into browser-developer-tool console log for any error message:

Error Message Description Resolution The Partner Domain URL is not allowlisted for your application. 1.Update validJsSdkDomains for your application.
2. Ensure validJsSdkDomains should not contain trailing slash (/)
3. Ensure validJsSdkDomains should contain complete URL and should start with http and https
error.ats.integration.not.valid The value provided in the plugin parameter data-integration-context is invalid 1. Ensure that you are using correct integration context. It should be a company urn and will look like urn:li:organization:xxxxx. Follow below steps if you are using correct integration context:
1.a For Partners (e.g. ATS) - Make sure Enable Customer Integration API is called after you have received the integration context. Please refer to Step 3 in the ATS Integration documentation.
1.b For Customers (i.e. proprietary ATS or career page solution).
Please ask for assistance from your LinkedIn point of contact
error.finding.application.with.api.key Invalid API key used Make sure you are using the correct api key
error.deprecated.mode Deprecated mode value used eg BUTTON, DATA Valid modes to use - BUTTON_DATA or CONVERSION
error.application.not.approved The application is not in approved status Please reach out to our support team via Zendesk
error.unknown.mode Incorrect mode value used Make sure you use with BUTTON_DATA or CONVERSION mode
error.unknown Unknown error Please reach out to our support team to troubleshoot the issue
error.missing.origin.referer.headers Web browsers automatically pass the origin and referer header. If partners or customers configure their application in a way that these headers are not passed (such as configuring referer header policy), then the widget cannot validate the domain for which it is embedded Origin or referer header must be passed for the Apply with LinkedIn widget to work

Sample Profile Data Response

If the member is LinkedIn authenticated and authorized (via OAuth authorization flow), and the plugin is configured in BUTTON_DATA mode, we fetch the member’s profile data and pass it back to the partner’s page. Depending on the implementation, the data can be used to help fill the application form. The application needs to create a callback method to handle this data returned from LinkedIn.
A sample response is shown below:

  "firstName": "FirstName",
  "lastName": "LastName",
  "headline": "Software engineer at LinkedIn Corporation",
  "summary": "This is my Summary.",
  "location": {
    "locationName": "San Francisco Bay Area",
    "country": "us"
  "publicProfileUrl": "",
  "positions": [
      "title": "Software Engineer",
      "summary": "Software development",
      "startDate": null,
      "endDate": null,
      "isCurrent": true,
      "companyName": "LinkedIn Corporation",
      "company": {
        "name": "LinkedIn",
        "type": "EDUCATIONAL"
      "title": "abc",
      "summary": null,
      "startDate": {
        "month": 1,
        "year": 2011
      "endDate": {
        "month": 2,
        "year": 2013
      "isCurrent": false,
      "companyName": "nonexistingcompany",
      "company": null
  "skills": [],
  "educations": [
      "schoolName": "University of Pennsylvania",
      "fieldOfStudy": "Computer Science",
      "startDate": {
        "year": 2016
      "endDate": {
        "year": 2020
      "degree": "Master of Engineering (MEng)",
      "activities": "a brief description to my UPenn activities",
      "notes": "Hanging around"
  "languages": [
      "name": "English",
      "proficiency": "ELEMENTARY"
      "name": "Chinese (Simplified)",
      "proficiency": "PROFESSIONAL_WORKING"
  "certifications": [
      "name": "Certified Java Programmer",
      "authority": "Coursera",
      "number": "1233211234-4",
      "startDate": {
        "month": 1,
        "year": 2000
      "endDate": {
        "month": 1,
        "year": 2000
  "emailAddress": "",
  "phoneNumber": "123-321-1234",
  “memberIdentifier”: "VuxQHF3ULX"
signature: "1f51064ea13176a0ace6c8cb490e884d74e1ddf128f81e3fab8a119055dcc5fb"