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Workday authentication guide

This is a step-by-step guide to acquiring credentials for authorizing the Workday and Workday Custom Reports components.

To authenticate the component, you require the Host and Tenant names from your Workday account, obtained as described below.


You must have access to a Workday account that allows you to use Workday Public Web Services.

Acquire the Host name and Tenant ID

Host name

  1. Log in to your Workday account, and ensure you are on the Workday homepage by clicking on the Workday icon in the top-left of the screen.
  2. On the Workday homepage, type "Public Web Services" into the search bar. Click the Public Web Services search result.
  3. On the Public Web Services screen, click the ... button, and then click Web Service.
  4. Click View WSDL in the resulting message to open the WSDL file.
  5. In the WSDL file, locate soapbind:address.
  6. Copy the hostname from the location element. This is the Host name you will need to authenticate the Workday Extract component.

Tenant ID

You will find your Tenant ID in the URL displayed in the browser address bar. The ID is the string that immediately follows .com in the URL. For example, if the URL is, then your Tenant ID would be example. Copy this string, as you will need it to authenticate the Workday components.