As the number of applications used in modern organizations continues to grow, IT admins are tasked with access management at scale. Standards such as SAML or Open ID Connect allow admins to quickly set up single sign-on (SSO), but access also requires users to be provisioned into the app. To many admins, provisioning means manually creating every user account or uploading CSV files each week, but these processes are time consuming, expensive, and error prone. Solutions such as SAML just-in-time (JIT) have been adopted to automate provisioning, but enterprises also need a solution to deprovision users when they leave the organization or no longer require access to certain apps based on role change. This article will talk about the System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) which an open standard for identity management across applications.

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