O SCIM, Where Art Thou?

This is a rant. Connectors, more specifically provisioning connectors, have always been the bane of my career, and I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling this way. It really is what drives a lot of us in the identity management game to drink. I know it’s what gives Frank V nightmares. Because each connector is

SaaS to SCIM: Show Me the Money!

I’m on my annual pilgrimage to the Gartner Catalyst conference in San Diego this week, and obviously one of the topics of interest has been standards. In his ‘Hitchhikers Guide to Identity’ talk (a blatant ripoff of mine!), Patrick talked about Standards being one of the pillars of the emerging Identiverse. And in the always

So is Windows Azure AD a Provisioning Engine?

While the identity community is consumed by the “SAML is a Zombie” and “OAuth is Evil” debates, I wanted to go back to a slightly older topic of discussion. Almost 2 months ago (my, how time flies when protocols are being given the business), I wrote about Windows Azure AD and the necessity to understand

SCIMming the Surface of User Provisioning

This should be interesting! By all accounts, one of the main reasons that SPML never achieved traction was that application vendors were not involved in developing or deploying the standard. The effort to standardize provisioning of accounts was driven largely by the provisioning engine vendors. The result was an unwieldy standard that nobody could figure