Provisioning users and groups using SCIM
SCIM (System for Cross-Identity Management) is an open standard for automating the exchange of user identity information between identity providers and enterprise applications. It aims to simplify user management by providing a common API for creating, updating, and deleting user accounts across different systems.
What SCIM does
SCIM provides a standardized way for IT systems to communicate and exchange user identity data. With SCIM, you can:
Create a new user in one system and automatically provision the same user in another system.
Update user information in one system and reflect that change in all other systems.
Delete a user in one system and automatically deprovision the user in all other systems.
By standardizing the user management process, SCIM makes managing users across different IT systems easier and reduces the likelihood of errors or discrepancies in user information.
How SCIM works
SCIM defines a set of REST APIs that can be used to exchange user identity information. These APIs support standard CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations, making it possible to manage users consistently across different systems.
SCIM also defines a standard data model for representing user identity information, including basic information such as name and email address, and more complex data such as groups.
Why use SCIM?
SCIM provides several benefits for organizations managing user identities across multiple systems:
Simplified user management: SCIM makes it easier to manage users by providing a common API for creating, updating, and deleting users across different systems.
Consistent user data: SCIM ensures that user information is consistent across all systems, reducing the likelihood of errors or discrepancies.
Improved security: By automating the exchange of user identity information, SCIM reduces the need for manual processes that might be prone to errors or security breaches.
Better user experience: SCIM makes it easier for users to access the resources they need by providing a consistent experience across different systems.
SCIM versions compatible with Qlik Cloud
Qlik Cloud is compatible with SCIM 2.0.
SCIM connectors that work with Qlik Cloud
Qlik Cloud supports Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
This section of the help features a step-by-step flow, that shows you how to get started with Provisioning users and groups using SCIM.
For more information about SCIM and Azure SCIM, see: