Workday: Configuring access controls for sensitive data and actions

Updated on
January 13, 2023

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In Workday, access controls are used to restrict access to sensitive data and actions, and to ensure that only authorized users have access to sensitive data and functions. This guide will walk you through the steps of setting up and configuring access controls for sensitive data and actions in Workday.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  • Sign in to Workday using your admin credentials.
  • In the navigation pane, select Security.
  • Select the Access Control option.
  • On the Access Control page, select the Create Access Control button.
  • In the Access Control section, select the type of data or action you want to restrict access to, such as a specific report or a specific function in a module.
  • In the Users section, select the users or groups of users that you want to restrict access to the data or action.
  • In the Permissions section, select the level of access you want to grant to the selected users or groups.
  • Select the Save button.
  • Repeat steps 4-8 for any additional data or actions you want to restrict access to.
  • Regularly review and update the access controls as needed to ensure that only authorized users have access to sensitive data and actions.

In summary, Setting up and configuring access controls for sensitive data and actions in Workday involves creating access controls, selecting the data or action to restrict, choosing which users or groups to restrict access to, and setting the level of access. This helps to ensure that only authorized users have access to sensitive data and functions, maintaining the security of your organization's Workday account.

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