Using Xing with OX App Suite
This page describes how to get an API-key needed for the XING integration features available starting with App Suite version 7.6.
- go to https://dev.xing.com/login
- log in with a valid xing account. (Please note that upon entering production status the app and the personal account used to create it will be decoupled. So there is no need to use a company account here.)
- click "+ Create App" in the upper right
- enter reasonable app and developer details (especially the postal address is important because the 2nd half of the API-key will be sent there)
- select "web" as "Type of app"
- the app information (including logo) is what will be shown to the enduser when he decides whether to allow the app access to his xing-data
- set the domain of your App Suite server as "Callback domain" (e.g. "https://beta.ox.io/")
- enter this text for "Description (English)":
Use this connector to synchronize your XING contacts with Open-Xchange App Suite, see the public XING-profile of people sending you email, synchronize your personal information with your XING-profile, see and write XING messages and connect via XING to your contacts from within Open-Xchange App Suite. For this we humbly require the access rights to your profile and connection information you see above.
The XING activity stream will be shown in a widget of the OX App Suite portal.
You will be able to post updates from the OX App Suite portal that contain links.
The personal data of your XING-profile can be updated with your data in the OX App Suite addressbook with the press of one button whenever you want.
- select access rights so they match those in this screenshot
- enter the first PIN (sent via email to the address given under "Company Profile" -> "Email address"). Check your spam folder if you do not get this immediately, more often than not it is recognized as spam.
- enter the second PIN (sent via _regular_ mail to the postal address given under "Company Profile". Please note that this may take up to a week.)
- you will see 2 API-keys: "Consumer key" and "Consumer secret".
This page was last checked on 2014/06/26. Person responsible: Karsten Will (creates new pre-filled email)