An Introduction to System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM)
What is SCIM?
SCIM stands for “System for Cross-domain Identity Management” and is firstly a standardized way of representing users, groups, and anything related. Secondly, SCIM helps to standardize methods for acting on this data, such as creating, querying, searching, updating, and deleting. Read more
In the initial years of the world wide web, much was innovated as it was needed — while the fundamentals were open and commonly agreed upon, the systems that used these fundamentals often were not. Innovation led to unique solutions, which led to the development of proprietary systems and approaches. Read more
In 2007 Kevin Kelly gave a TED talk in which he forecasted how the World Wide Web would look 5000 days into the future, prophesizing the emergence of the IoT and AI. He envisioned a more connected planet where all manufactured goods tap into a single, global, intelligent network. Read more
In 2014, a working group reached consensus for v2.0 of SCIM — a simple yet powerful standard that more and more large digital organizations are beginning to adopt for cross-domain identity management. Just last month, the Internet took a leap forward in standardizing SCIM specifications, now officially published by the Internet Engineering Task Force as RFC7643 and RFC7644. Read more
We tend to spend a lot of time talking about the wonders the Application Programming Interface (API) can do to connect our digital and mobile world, but we must also talk about the elephant in the room: API security is a real problem. Read more