With the world transitioning to the cloud, companies are subscribing to hundreds of SaaS applications for enhanced productivity and scalability. The System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) is a lightweight REST and JSON-based standard that was developed to effectively and securely manage identities across multiple platforms. User life cyle management is simpler and more efficient with SCIM-based automated user provisioning across all applications.
In the early stages of user management, IT admins had to manually create user accounts in each application assigned to a user. This was nearly impossible, very error-prone, and time-consuming—then came bulk provisioning. Using a CSV file, admins were able to upload the necessary details and provision accounts in less time; however, this too was error-prone. Admins also carried out user provisioning using custom APIs, but this used up a lot of resources and was expensive.
Just-in-time (JIT) provisioning based on the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) creates a user account the first time a user accesses an application. Say an admin added a user to an email application; that user wouldn’t receive emails until they accessed the application so the provisioning could take place. Also, the changes made in the Identity Provider (IdP) are updated in the Service Provider (SP) only when the application is accessed by the user.
Identity360 supports real-time, automated user provisioning and deprovisioning using SCIM. It can automatically provision users in an application once it’s assigned to them. For example, when users from Azure Active Directory are added to Identity360 and Pingboard is assigned to them, their user accounts are automatically created in Pingboard.
Identity360' user management features include: