The System for Cross-Domain Identity Management (SCIM) specification
is designed to make managing user identity in cloud based
applications and services easier. The specification suite builds
upon experience with existing schemas and deployments, placing
specific emphasis on simplicity of development and integration, while
applying existing authentication, authorization, and privacy models.
Its intent is to reduce the cost and complexity of user management
operations by providing a common user schema and extension model, as
well as binding documents to provide patterns for exchanging this
schema using standard protocols. In essence, make it fast, cheap,
and easy to move identity in to, out of, and around the cloud.
This document provides a platform neutral schema and extension model
for representing users and groups in JSON and XML formats. This
schema is intended for exchange and use with cloud service providers.
Additional binding documents provide a standard REST API, SAML
binding, and use cases.