TriNet allows companies like Vanta to call their API on a customer's behalf using an OAuth authorization flow called the client credentials flow. Vanta only requests permission to access the data it needs, which is the basic-read scope as defined by TriNet.

To connect your instance of TriNet to Vanta, please follow these steps:

  • Request an API Key
  • Connect TriNet to Vanta

Request an API Key

Before connecting TriNet to Vanta, you must first request an API Key. This process can take up to 2 weeks.

  1. Navigate to TriNet's developer website.
  2. Follow the instructions underneath Create Account to create a developer account.
  3. You can follow the instructions underneath Request and Access API keys on the same website to obtain an API Key.

    • When filling out the API key request form, please make sure to select TriNet customer > Fill out required fields > Third-party Pre-built Integration > Enterprise > Vanta > New Setup > Fill out information of contact needed.
  4. Within 1 to 2 business days, your developer account should be approved. TriNet will send you a DocuSign and further instructions on creating a developer team before they can issue an API key to your team.
  5. After 1 to 2 weeks, you will receive an API Key in your developer account.

Connecting TriNet to Vanta

Migrating from Finch

If you previously connected to TriNet to Vanta through Finch, please follow these instructions: 

  1. Navigate to the Integrations page and find your TriNet connection underneath Human Resource Information Systems.
  2. Click on Manage > Reconnect. Please DO NOT delete your credentials. You may lose previous employee data otherwise.
  3. This should bring up a dialog to enter your Company ID and API Key/Secret.

    • You can find your Company ID in your correspondence with TriNet. This Company ID should also be visible in the top right of your TriNet platform.
    • You can also find your API Key/Secret in TriNet's developer portal in Apps > API Keys.

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  4. Finally, please set the end date cutoff to the appropriate date for the data you wish to import.
  5. Please delete the Vanta Integration account in your TriNet instance. This account is no longer needed now that you are not using Finch.
  6. The migration should be done!

Connecting for the First Time

If this is your first time connecting TriNet to Vanta, please follow these instructions:

  1. Navigate to the Integrations page and find the Human Resource Information Systems section.
  2. Click on Add > TriNet.
  3. This should bring up a dialog to enter your Company ID and API Key/Secret.

    • You can find your Company ID in your correspondence with TriNet. This Company ID should also be visible in the top right of your TriNet platform.
    • You can also find your API Key/Secret in TriNet's developer portal in Apps > API Keys.

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  4. Finally, please set the end date cutoff to the appropriate date for the data you wish to import.