ADP API Terminology and Acronyms

Summary: List of ADP API Terminology and Acronyms

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ADP Enterprise HR

Human Capital Management (HCM) solution for organizations with 1000 or more employees across multiple industries wanting customization.  See the Enterprise HR Product Page.

ADP Vantage HCM

ADP's national payroll solution for organizations with 1000 or more employees.  See the Vantage HCM Product Page.

ADP Workforce Now

See the ADP Workforce Now Product Page.

API

(Application Programming Interface) A system of tools and resources in an operating system created by ADP, enabling developers to create software applications.

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Canonical ID

Unique IDs that ADP assigns to API end points to manage API access and authorization. Application developers need to request API access using canonical IDs.

CSR

(Certificate Signing Request) Accesses ADP APIs and authenticating users with single sign-on (SSO).

D

Data Connector

One of the two different types of integration applications, in which an application connects and consumers data without end-user involvement in the flow.

E

End-User Application

One of the two different types of integration applications,  in which an application connects and consumes data with end-user involvement in the flow.

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OAuth

(Open Authorization) A framework for token-based authentication and authorization for web-based applications.

OpenID Connect

Identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol.

P

Private Key

A text file used initially to generate a CSR, and later to secure and verify connections using the certificate created per that request. The client is the owner for this key and the server is not aware of the key.

Public Key

Distributed by the vendor and is included as part of the SSL certificate. It works together with a private key to make sure that data is encrypted, not tampered with, and verified.

R

Redirect URI

(Redirect Uniform Resource Identifier) A Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) based Uniform Resource Locator (URL). The purpose of the redirect URI is, if authentication is successful during SSO, that the authorization service returns the authorization code by redirecting the end-user agent to the client application's redirect URI.

RUN Powered by ADP

ADP's small business payroll solution for organizations with up to 50 employees.  See the RUN Powered by ADP Product Page.

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SSL

(Secure Sockets Layer) A global standard security technology that enables encrypted communication between a web browser and a web server.

SSO

(Single Sign-On) An authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials.