System for Cross-domain Identity Management: Core Schema
RFC 7643

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (September 2015; No errata)
Last updated 2015-10-14
Replaces draft-scim-core-schema
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      P. Hunt, Ed.
Request for Comments: 7643                                        Oracle
Category: Standards Track                                     K. Grizzle
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                SailPoint
                                                           E. Wahlstroem
                                                        Nexus Technology
                                                            C. Mortimore
                                                              Salesforce
                                                          September 2015

        System for Cross-domain Identity Management: Core Schema

Abstract

   The System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) specifications
   are designed to make identity management 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 HTTP.

   This document provides a platform-neutral schema and extension model
   for representing users and groups and other resource types in JSON
   format.  This schema is intended for exchange and use with cloud
   service providers.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7643.

Hunt, et al.                 Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 7643                    SCIM Core Schema              September 2015

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction and Overview .......................................3
      1.1. Requirements Notation and Conventions ......................4
      1.2. Definitions ................................................5
   2. SCIM Schema .....................................................6
      2.1. Attributes .................................................7
      2.2. Attribute Characteristics ..................................8
      2.3. Attribute Data Types .......................................8
           2.3.1. String ..............................................9
           2.3.2. Boolean .............................................9
           2.3.3. Decimal ............................................10
           2.3.4. Integer ............................................10
           2.3.5. DateTime ...........................................10
           2.3.6. Binary .............................................10
           2.3.7. Reference ..........................................10
           2.3.8. Complex ............................................11
      2.4. Multi-Valued Attributes ...................................11
      2.5. Unassigned and Null Values ................................13
   3. SCIM Resources .................................................13
      3.1. Common Attributes .........................................16
      3.2. Defining New Resource Types ...............................18
      3.3. Attribute Extensions to Resources .........................18
   4. SCIM Core Resources and Extensions .............................19
      4.1. "User" Resource Schema ....................................19
           4.1.1. Singular Attributes ................................19
           4.1.2. Multi-Valued Attributes ............................23
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