Posted: 7 Feb 2020 10:42 EST Last activity: 28 Apr 2020 16:41 EDT
SCIM (System for Cross-domain Identity Management) Support
Whether Pega 7 supports the SCIM protocol, an IETF standard published in 2011.
According to its site (http://www.simplecloud.info), the System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) specification is designed to make managing user identities in cloud-based applications and services easier.
As there are no references available to SCIM on the PDN.
Have a requirement to integrate an external user provisioning system with Pega using SCIM.
FWIW, much of the community is misunderstanding the intention and operation of SCIM. For instance, using Pega REST Connectors would be the opposite of the typical SCIM use case.
SCIM provides a way for identity providers to provide publish/subscribe user lifecycle events to dependent parties. In this model the Pega programmer now would need to code a REST Service that the SCIM client, e.g. Okta or Azure AD or Workday, would call whenever it has a CRUD user lifecycle event.
Since SCIM is a standard, and especially since many of us are using Pega Cloud, this is unfortunate. This is why Enterprise customers are petitioning Pega to include a SCIM module within the product. Ideally Pega would register this module in the marketplaces of Azure, Workday, Google, Okta, Mulesoft, etc. Once there, Pega customers just need to perform a little admin configuration on both sides, possibly implement a few data transforms, and voila - near real-time user synchronization with almost no code.