White paper

a primer on scim

Make your provisioning processes scalable for the cloud


Many organizations want to authenticate users and provide single sign-on (SSO). But authentication and SSO services are not possible without user provisioning.


The System for Cross-Domain Identity Management (SCIM) is an identity standard that helps automate provisioning. SCIM provides a cross-application approach to managing users, groups and devices.


In this white paper, you’ll learn:


  • The problem with provisioning when faced with cloud-based applications
  • The use cases for SCIM: workforce to cloud, partner to partner, identity as a service
  • A general overview of the SCIM protocol
  • How SCIM works with other standards like OpenID and OAuth

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