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Download the Endpoints Using the Dynamics CRM Developer Resources Page

[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011]

The Developer Resources page in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Web application provides important resources for developers. Included on this page are the Web service endpoint URLs, a certificate for accessing Windows Azure, and other organization information that you'll need during development. You can access the page in the Web application by clicking Settings, clicking Customizations, and then clicking Developer Resources.

For the Organization Service and Organization Data Service sections in this topic, the example URLs include an OrganizationName. This refers to the organization that you specify in the URL when accessing the Web application. For example, for Contoso.crm.dynamics.com, the OrganizationName is Contoso. ServerName refers to the name of the server, including the port number, for example, myserver or myserver:5555.

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Organization Unique Name

Shows the unique name for your organization, which is needed when interacting with the discovery service. Note that this may not be the same as the name that is specified in the URL. This name can be found in the following properties:

  • Deployment Web Service: UniqueName

  • Discovery Web Service: UniqueName

  • Organization Web Service using early bound classes: Organization.UniqueName

You can also retrieve this from the discovery service by using the RetrieveOrganizationsRequest message.

Windows Azure Service Bus Issuer Certificate

Provides a link to the public certificate that is required to configure Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS) for Microsoft Dynamics CRM integration. For more information, see Azure Extensions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Developer Center

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer Center on MSDN contains a wealth of information to help developers. Here you’ll find the Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK, which includes documentation, samples, and tools, as well as technical articles, ramp up kits, videos, blogs, forums, and more.

Discovery Service

The IDiscoveryService Web service provides information about the organizations available on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM server using the SOAP protocol. This information includes the Web address (URL) for each organization. For more information, see Discover the URL for Your Organization with IDiscoveryService Web Service.

For Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

Use the following URLs to access the discovery service (use the appropriate URL for your location):


Location Discovery Web service URL Identity Provider

North America


Microsoft account


Microsoft Office 365



Microsoft account


Microsoft Office 365



Microsoft account


Microsoft Office 365

For on-premises Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Use the following URL to access the discovery service:


Organization Service

The IOrganizationService Web service provides access to the business data and metadata of your organization by using the SOAP protocol. For more information, seeUse the IOrganizationService Web Service to Read and Write Data or Metadata.

For Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

Use the following URLs to access the organization service (SOAP endpoint):

https://OrganizationName.api.crm.dynamics.com/XrmServices/2011/Organization.svc (North America)

https://OrganizationName.api.crm4.dynamics.com/XrmServices/2011/Organization.svc (EMEA)

https://OrganizationName.api.crm5.dynamics.com/XrmServices/2011/Organization.svc (APAC)

For on-premises Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Use the following URL to access the organization service (SOAP endpoint):


Organization Data Service

This Open Data (OData) Web service provides access to the business data of your organization by exposing a RESTAPI. This link opens the Conceptual Schema Definition Language (CSDL) document that describes how to access your data by using this API. For more information, see Use the REST Endpoint with Ajax and JScript Web Resources, Use the REST Endpoint with Silverlight Web Resources, and Use the REST Endpoint with Ajax and JScript Web Resources.

For Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

Use the following URLs to access the organization data service (ODataREST endpoint):

https://OrganizationName.api.crm.dynamics.com/XrmServices/2011/OrganizationData.svc (North America)

https://OrganizationName.api.crm4.dynamics.com/XrmServices/2011/OrganizationData.svc (EMEA)

https://OrganizationName.api.crm5.dynamics.com/XrmServices/2011/OrganizationData.svc (APAC)

For on-premises Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Use the following URL to access the organization data service (ODataREST endpoint):


Using the WSDL

To add a service reference for these services to a Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 project, you must append ?WSDL to the service URL when specifying the address in the Add Service Reference dialog box. For example, the discovery service WSDL address is http://servername/xrmservices/2011/discovery.svc?wsdl.

See Also

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
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