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System for Cross-domain Identity Management (scim)

WG Name System for Cross-domain Identity Management
Acronym scim
Area Applications and Real-Time Area (art)
State Active
Charter charter-ietf-scim-02 Approved
Document dependencies
Additional resources Issue tracker, Wiki, Zulip Stream
Personnel Chairs Aaron Parecki, Nancy Cam-Winget
Area Director Roman Danyliw
Mailing list Address scim@ietf.org
To subscribe https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/scim
Archive https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/browse/scim/
Chat Room address https://zulip.ietf.org/#narrow/stream/scim

Charter for Working Group

The System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) specifications provide an HTTP-based protocol (RFC7643) and schema (RFC7644) that makes managing identities in multi-domain scenarios easier. Since its publication in 2015, SCIM has seen growing adoption.

The first goal of this working group is to incorporate implementation experience; errata and interoperability feedback; and current security and best practices into a revised version of RFC7643 (protocol) and RFC7644 (base schema) suitable for consideration at the Internet Standard level of specification maturity.

Additionally, implementation experience with SCIM has surfaced new use cases and requirements. The WG will document them in a revision of RFC7642. The WG will also consider publishing extensions to SCIM that have found broad adoption. These extensions may include profiles and schemas for interoperability in additional use cases.

The scope of work for the SCIM WG is:

* Revision of RFC7642 that will:
* Focus on Use cases and implementation patterns
* Pull vs. Push based use cases
* Events and signals use cases
* Deletion use cases
* New use cases may be added to the revised RFC
* Revision of RFC7643 and RFC7644 that will include:
* Profiling SCIM relationships with other identity-centric protocols such as OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, Shared Signals, and Fastfed
* Updates to the evolution of the externalid usage
* Updates to account state for capturing context of the state or change in state of the users account
* Multi-Value Query Filtering and Paging (will use draft-hunt-scim-mv-paging as input)
* Define a method for coordinating resources between domains:
* Incremental approach to synchronization
* Consider building off of RFC8417 and draft-hunt-idevent-scim
* Support for deletion-related goals including:
* Handling Deletes in SCIM Servers that don’t allow Deletes (Soft Deletes) (will use draft-ansari-scim-soft-delete as input)
* Support for advanced automation scenarios such as:
* Discovery and negotiation of client credentials
* Attribute mapping
* Per-attribute schema negotiation
* Enhance the existing schema to support exchanging of human resources, enterprise group and privileged access management (will use draft-grizzle-scim-pam-ext as input)

Milestones

Date Milestone Associated documents
Jun 2023 Progress I-D revising RFC7644 to WGLC
Jun 2023 Progress I-D revising RFC7643 to WGLC
Jun 2023 Progress I-Ds for coordination/synchronization between domains to WGLC
Mar 2023 Progress I-Ds (either new or existing) for privileged access management to WGLC
Dec 2022 Progress I-Ds for Multi-valued paging to WGLC
Dec 2022 Progress I-Ds for Soft Delete to WGLC
Jun 2022 Working group adoption of I-D revising RFC7644
Jun 2022 Working group adoption of I-D revising RFC7643
Jun 2022 Progress I-D revising RFC7642 to WGLC
Mar 2022 Working Group adoption of I-Ds for coordination/synchronization between domains
Mar 2022 Working group adoption of I-Ds for Multi-valued paging
Mar 2022 Working group adoption of I-Ds (either new or existing) for privileged access management
Dec 2021 Working group adoption of I-Ds for Soft Delete
Dec 2021 Working group adoption of I-D for revising RFC7642