There are many reasons why you might not have the login credentials (username and password) for a LinkedIn Account or Company you would like to add. Now you can add new LinkedIn connections and easily send a link to the credential holder for authentication.
How to Add an Account or Company and Request Credentials
1) Add a New LinkedIn Connection and choose "Request Access" from the popup.
2) Select either Account or Company from the top tabs, and then fill in the name of the Account or Company you plan on connecting. To enable Moderation on the connection select "Manually approve posts before making them public." To generate a link and add a pending connection click the "+ Request" button.
3) The link will be copied and the window will close. Simply Paste the link into an email or other communication channel to someone who has the credentials for that account.
4) Send the link with your method of choice (like email, Slack, etc.).
NOTE: TINT does not store any passwords for any social accounts. We use LinkedIn's OAuth method to get a token which only allows us to collect posts from the Account.
Approving the Access Request
When the intended recipient navigates to the link that was generated the name of the requested Account is listed along with a button that opens a LinkedIn Oauth window. Once the Oauth is completed, the connection inside of TINT will be active. We will send an email to the TINT user when the credentials are collected and the TINT connection is actively aggregating new content.
After a request URL has been generated, the Account or Company will be added to the Connections list in the left side bar of the TINT Editor. The Connection is "greyed out" in a Pending state because it will not yet pull any content.
If you would like to Regenerate the Request URL you can simply click on the icon and copy the URL again.