Configured the LinkedIn iWidget for Lotus Connections

Based on a blog post by Luis Benitez I configured the Linkedin iWidget for Lotus Connections yesterday. So if you’re a Dannotes Lotus Connections user you can now configure your profile page to show your Linkedin data as well (my profile).

The widget works by showing LinkedIn data alongside the profile page if the profile owner chooses to. Each user has to authorize the LinkedIn API to show the data. If he/she doesn’t it simply shows a message to that effect.

The documentation on how to install the iWidget leaves something to be desired but I managed and have it working now. I’m still IM’ing with a fellow yellow bleeder who is also trying to do the install. For him however it’s not working and we cannot seem to figure out why. My best guess is that the widget cannot figure out that he’s on his own profile but we’re not sure yet. Maybe it simply worked for me because I also did it on my MyDeveloperWorks page.