End-to-end testing authentication with LinkedIn

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Third-party authentication is a common way to reduce friction in signup / sign-in experiences, and is commonplace in applications that prioritize security.

While third-party authentication with LinkedIn is great for the user, it can be a pain to test end-to-end for a variety of reasons:

  • Testing sign in / sign up with with LinkedIn introduces a dependency on LinkedIn's authentication experience. If the service updates the authentication UI, you may need to update your tests.
  • If you want to test a signup flow, you need multiple accounts with multiple LinkedIn identities, or you need to handle the teardown of a single user's LinkedIn identity every test run.

What's the easiest way to test login or signup with LinkedIn?

walrus.ai enables developers to test third-party authentication using LinkedIn without any of the pain:

  • When LinkedIn's UI changes, walrus.ai handles any updates needed on their end, so you never need to refactor your tests based on any third-party dependency outside of your control.
  • Writing the full end-to-end test takes minutes, because it's just written in plain English.
  • walrus.ai controls accounts for many services, including LinkedIn, so you don't need to handle credentials or account setup at all.

A one-size-fits-most end-to-end test for third-party login with LinkedIn using walrus.ai:

1---
2name: 'Login with LinkedIn'
3url: 'https://your-site.com'
4instructions:
5 - 'Login with LinkedIn'
6 - 'Verify login is successful'
7 - 'Verify the dashboard loads'

What does the result look like?

GIF of walrus.ai maps test result

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