ADP - Connect my Assembly account to ADP

Updated on
March 23, 2021

Connecting to an identity provider, such as ADP, allows you to easily manage the members of your Assembly. You can add employees automatically or manually to your Assembly from ADP depending on how you configure your settings.

NOTE: this help article is for setting up ADP as an identity provider. While this manages Assembly membership, you can still connect to our Slack or MS Teams chat integrations to use Assembly directly from these platforms. For help configuring either of these integrations, please see our help articles for Slack chat integration or MS Teams chat integration.

Who can use this feature?

Only Admins can connect, edit, and disconnect ADP as your identity provider. This admin must also be an ADP admin. The email address in ADP as well as Assembly must match

What to expect

  • Only one identity provider can be connected at one time.
  • Only Business and Enterprise plans can connect their Assembly account to ADP.
  • Once you’ve connected to ADP, you (or any other Admins within your Assembly) can edit your connection settings or disconnect at any time.

Connect via Assembly Data Connector

If you have an existing Assembly account you would like to connect to ADP with, you can do so by following the steps below:

  1. From my.joinassembly.com, click the Admin icon in the lower left corner of the left navigation bar.
  2. Click Users in the left sidebar.
  3. Click Invite or Manage.
  4. Click the ADP option.
  5. After reviewing how our ADP connection works (and the recommended permission requirements), click Continue
  6. After reviewing the setup information, and copying the provided code, click Connect ADP. This will redirect you to ADP’s website to connect to ADP and purchase your Assembly plan.
  7. If you are not logged in to the proper ADP account, follow ADP’s instructions to sign in.
  8. You will land on the Assembly application in ADP; click Buy Now and follow ADP’s instructions for purchasing Assembly.
  9. Once the Assembly app is purchased, click GO TO MYAPPS. Click the Assembly app card from the MyApps dashboard in ADP. This will send you back to Assembly to complete installation. (You can also refresh the original tab you were viewing before)
  10. If you have navigated back to Assembly via MyApps in ADP, follow steps 1-3 above to return to setup. Click Complete Installation. 
  11. Next, once you review the Authorize ADP information, click Authorize. Since you have already given permissions to ADP, you won’t be asked to give permissions again here.
  12. Next step is to select people (see Select People section below).

Connect via Assembly Core Listing in ADP Workforce Now

If you do not have an existing Assembly account and would like to create one directly through ADP, you can do so by following the steps below:

  1. From my.joinassembly.com/create-account, click Sign up with ADP. You can also search for Assembly for ADP Workforce Now in the ADP marketplace.
  2. If you are not logged in to the proper ADP account, follow ADP’s instructions to sign in.
  3. You will land on the Assembly application in ADP; click Buy Now and follow ADP’s instructions for purchasing Assembly. Select the Business plan.
  4. Once the Assembly app is purchased, click GO TO MYAPPS in ADP. Click the Assembly app card from the MyApps dashboard. This will log you into Assembly.
  5. To complete installation, click the Admin icon in the lower left corner of the left navigation bar.
  6. Click Users in the left sidebar.
  7. Click Invite or Manage.
  8. You will see the ADP app is already installed, click Complete Installation.
  9. Next, once you review the Authorize ADP information, click Authorize. Since you have already given permissions to ADP, you won’t be asked to give permissions again here.
  10. Next step is to select people (see Select People section below).

Select People

There are a few ways you can configure how members are added from ADP

  1. Everyone that joins or leaves the ADP workers list
  2. Anyone that joins or leaves a specific ADP business unit
  3. Anyone that joins or leaves a specific ADP department
  4. Manage all members manually
Everyone that joins or leaves the ADP workers list
  1. Click Continue with Everyone.
  2. Configure whether you want to send invitations to your Assembly now or send them later.
  3. Configure whether new members are automatically approved or if an admin needs to manually approve them first.
  4. Click Create Assembly Accounts.
  5. If you selected send invitations now, all members of your ADP workers list will receive an invitation to join your Assembly.
  6. If you selected send invitations later, clicking View Queued Invites will direct you to your Queued section where you can send the invitations whenever you’re ready.
Anyone that joins or leaves a specific ADP business unit
  1. Select a business unit or multiple units from the business units list.
  2. Click Continue with # Organizational Units(s).
  3. Configure whether you want to send invitations to your Assembly now or send them later.
  4. Configure whether new members are automatically approved or if an admin needs to manually approve them first.
  5. Click Create Assembly Accounts.
  6. If you selected send invitations now, all members of the selected ADP organizational unit(s) will receive an invitation to join your Assembly.
  7. If you selected send invitations later, clicking View Queued Invites will direct you to your Queued section where you can send the invitations whenever you’re ready.
Anyone that joins or leaves a specific ADP department
  1. Select a department or multiple departments from the groups list.
  2. Click Continue with # Department(s).
  3. Configure whether you want to send invitations to your Assembly now or send them later.
  4. Configure whether new members are automatically approved or if an admin needs to manually approve them first.
  5. Click Create Assembly Accounts.
  6. If you selected send invitations now, all members of the selected ADP department(s) will receive an invitation to join your Assembly.
  7. If you selected send invitations later, clicking View Queued Invites will direct you to your Queued section where you can send the invitations whenever you’re ready.
Manage all members manually
  1. Select each member of your ADP workspace you want to add to your Assembly (NOTE: this will require you to manually add additional members and manually remove existing members)
  2. Click Continue with # People
  3. Configure whether you want to send invitations to your Assembly now or send them later
  4. Click Create Assembly Accounts
  5. If you selected send invitations now, all selected members of your ADP workers list will receive an invitation to join your Assembly
  6. If you selected send invitations later, clicking View Queued Invites will direct you to your Queued section where you can send the invitations whenever you’re ready

Edit/delete connection

You can edit your ADP connection at any time from both the Manage and Invite sections in Admin.

Edit connection
  1. Click Edit Connection.
  2. You can change between any of the select people options.
  3. You can also change which teams/groups/individual members join your Assembly. (NOTE: Any members added through the previous connection configuration will remain members of your Assembly unless you remove them manually)
  4. Click Continue
  5. Your updates will be saved and any previously-existing ADP member who is no longer included in the criteria you selected will no longer have access to your Assembly through ADP
  6. Disconnecting ADP will
    a. Remove all access to log in via ADP
    b. Not remove any members from Assembly
    c. Prevent any automatic updates to your members list through ADP

NOTE: Any member who is no longer included in your ADP connection criteria will have to create a password (by clicking reset password on the login screen) in order to log in

Quick settings
  1. Quickly change whether to auto-approve new members or if an admin must manually-approve them first
  2. Click Save Settings to save your changes
  3. You can also disconnect ADP from here

And there you have it! You are ready-to-go with your ADP identity provider connection. Does your organization use Microsoft teams or Slack to communicate? Make it even easier to use Assembly and Configure your MS Teams app or Configure your Slack app so your members can give recognition directly from MS Teams or Slack.