Revision as of 08:20, 23 September 2014 by Karsten.will (talk | contribs) (Preparation)

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
  • 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. "")
  • enter a 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. With this widget you can also manually update your XING status.
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.

  • (This text is provided as an example for you to adapt or translate as required.)

  • select access rights so they match those in this screenshot

Screenshot 1, showing the rights to request

  • 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".
  • enter those keys in /opt/open-xchange/etc/
  • If your OX server is reachable only via one host name, you won't have to do anything else.
  • If your OX server is reachable by more than one host name, create or open the file "/opt/openexchange/etc/groupware/" and set the properties therein as such:


This page was last checked on 2014/09/22. Person responsible: Karsten Will (creates new pre-filled email)