Discover the URL for your organization using the Discovery Service
Applies to Dynamics 365 (online), version 9.x
Use the discovery service service to determine the organizations that a user is a member of, and the endpoint address URL to access the organization service for each of those organizations. This discovery service is necessary because Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement is a multi-tenant environment—a single Dynamics 365 server can host multiple business organizations. By using the discovery service, your application can determine the endpoint address URL to access the target organization’s business data.
For Dynamics 365 (online) installations, server and organization allocation may change as part of datacenter management and load balancing. Therefore, the discovery service provides a way to discover which Dynamics 365 server is serving your organization at a given time.
The following table lists the Web service URLs for the worldwide Dynamics 365 (online) data centers.
|Location||Discovery Web service URL|
|North America 2||
|Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)||
|Asia Pacific Area (APAC)||
|United Kingdom (UK)||
For an Internet-facing deployment (IFD) installation, the Web service URL has the following form:
For an on-premises installation, the web service URL has the following form:
The Dynamics 365 (online), version 9.0 release is not available for on-premises deployments.
Consult the Developer Resources page in the Dynamics 365 Web application for the correct URL of your installation.
To use the discovery service, add a reference to the
Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.dll assembly to your Visual Studio project, and then add a
imports statement to access the Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Discovery namespace. The IDiscoveryService interface provides Execute method you will use to pass a instance of the DiscoveryRequest class.
Alternatively, you can add the service references for the URLs described previously to your project.