<-SM-> Standardizing Identity Provisioning with SCIM - Wednesday, 18th January 2012

Standardizing Identity Provisioning with SCIM - Wednesday, 18th January 2012

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  • By Dasunpriya Anuradha Mallikarachchi
  • 1 Nov, 2011

Today enterprise solutions adopt products and services from multiple cloud providers in order to accomplish various business requirements. This means that it is no longer sufficient to maintain user identities only in corporate LDAP. In most cases, SaaS providers also need dedicated user accounts created for the cloud service users, which raises the need of identity provisioning mechanisms to be in place.

Currently, different cloud vendors expose non-standard provisioning APIs which makes it a nightmare for the enterprises to develop and maintain proprietary connectors to integrate with multiple SaaS providers. Simple Cloud Identity Management is an emerging open standard which defines a comprehensive REST API along with a platform neutral schema and a SAML binding to facilitate the user management operations across SaaS applications placing specific emphasis on simplicity and interoperability as well.

In this webinar, we will explore how some of the common use cases encountered in an enterprise identity management solution are achieved with SCIM. We will also identify the key characteristics of SCIM which makes it preferable over alternative provisioning standards like SPML. This session will also take you through the highlights of the overall SCIM specification.

Hasini is a Software Engineer who works on the WSO2 Identity Server & Security team