SCIM for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
SCIM User Provisioning with Microsoft AD FS!!
SCIM for ADFS allows you to:
- Run Microsoft Active Directory (AD) server(s) on-premise
- ....or....Run Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
- Enable SCIM User Provisioning
- Connect with any app(s) or SaaS provider(s)
SSO Easy's SCIM for Active Directory Federation Services implementations are:
- Robust and scalable
Free Trials are Available:
With proper planning and coordination, Free Trials are typically completed in less than 15 minutes.
What is SCIM Provisioning?
SCIM is an open standard that simplifies cloud identity management and allows user provisioning to be automated across multiple domains.
SCIM provisioning allows companies to manage user identities in the cloud efficiently and easily add or remove users within their enterprise -- benefiting budgets, reducing risk, and streamlining workflows.
Without SCIM, IT administrators would have to manually add identifying information needed by the application about users who are allowed to use the application. This manual process takes longer and has a higher margin for error. Using SCIM as a standard protocol for cloud-based applications and services solves this problem and streamlines the management of users, groups, and devices.
How SCIM Works
SCIM is a REST and JSON-based protocol that defines a client and server role. A client is usually an identity provider (IDP), like Active Directory, or AD, that contains a robust directory of user identities. A service provider (SP) is usually a SaaS app, like Box or Slack, that needs a subset of information from those identities. When changes to identities are made in the IdP, including create, update, and delete, they are automatically synced to the SP according to the SCIM protocol. The IdP can also read identities from the SP to add to its directory and to detect incorrect values in the SP that could create security vulnerabilities. For end users, this means that they have seamless access to applications for which they’re assigned, with up-to-date profiles and permissions.
There are various benefits of SCIM provisioning, including:
- Improve SaaS user management via self-service
- Eliminate excess SaaS user fees
- Automate user onboarding and offboarding
- Centralize identity management
- Reduce operational costs
- Eliminate manual errors
- More comprehensive SSO management
With SCIM, admins no longer need to manually create and delete user accounts in web apps -- which saves them valuable time and reduces the chance for errors in the authorization levels granted to users.
About SSO Easy
SSO Easy, founded in 2010, is a leader in cloud based Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions. SSO Easy's Single Sign On and User Provisioning solutions are deployed in production by thousands of clients, enables secure and seamless Single Sign On for millions of users, who access thousands of SaaS services and internal applications. SSO Easy solutions, which leverage industry standard protocols, including SAML and SCIM, are implemented quickly, easy, and cost-effective. Free Trials of SSO Easy solutions are available -- typically completed in 1 hour or less.
About Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS), made by Microsoft, enables Federated Identity and Access Management by securely sharing digital identity and entitlements rights across security and enterprise boundaries. Microsoft ADFS extends the ability to use single sign-on functionality that is available within a single security or enterprise boundary to Internet-facing applications to enable customers, partners, and suppliers a streamlined user experience while accessing the web-based applications of an organization.