UnboundID, a provider of identity data solutions for cloud, telco, and enterprise computing, released products based on the Simple Cloud Identity Management (SCIM) standard. By supporting SCIM, UnboundID can provide a standardized and simpler solution for organizations provisioning and managing user identities across multiple cloud-based services, including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings.
UnboundID’s SCIM-enabled directory server enables developers to build directory applications using REST-based interfaces. In addition, UnboundID announced that it will release an extension to its Synchronization Server that makes it possible to synchronize identity data from existing data stores—such as Active Directory, LDAP and relational databases—to SCIM-enabled cloud applications, like SalesForce.com.
By supporting SCIM-enabled data stores as a destination for its Synchronization Server, UnboundID has delivered a solution for integrating identity data from on-premise data stores with SCIM-enabled cloud-based services.
The SCIM working group, which includes Cisco, Google, Ping Identity, SailPoint, TechnologyNexus, Salesforce.com, and UnboundID, gathered at the Internet Identity Workshop in October to continue their work in finalizing the initial version of the specification.
The SCIM 1.0 specification was approved by the working group and released publicly Dec. 30. Other members are “SCIM-enabling” their products and services further solidifying SCIM’s position as the go-to standard for identity provisioning in the cloud.
With its product announcements today, UnboundID is positioned to provide solutions for both sides of the cloud identity integration problem. This includes a solution for synchronizing data from on-premise identity data stores to the cloud and a high-scale identity data store that supports a RESTful, standards-based interface for cloud service providers.
UnboundID also released its SCIM SDK in July, simplifying the process of developing applications that leverage the SCIM specification.