# System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM 2.0)


  • Workato supports SCIM 2.0 for automated user identity data exchange with identity providers like Okta, OneLogin, and Azure Active Directory (AD).
  • SCIM 2.0 offers automatic user provisioning, deprovisioning, and updates to user attributes through your identity provider.
  • SCIM 2.0 usage requires its enablement in Workato and SAML SSO activation in your identity provider.
  • Using SCIM involves configuring it in Workato and your identity provider, managing users, and disabling SCIM when not needed.

Workato supports the System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM 2.0) in accordance with the IETF SCIM specification (opens new window), to manage user identity information. The implementation of the SCIM 2.0 protocol ensures that we securely automate the exchange of user identity data between your organization's identity provider and Workato. This enables automatic enterprise-level provisioning and deprovisioning of accounts and user profile management from your identity provider, such as Okta or OneLogin.

SCIM 2.0 provides the following benefits to your organization:

  1. Automatically provisions users with Workato through your identity provider
  2. Updates custom user attributes, such as workato_role, directly from the identity provider
  3. Automatically de-provisions users from Workato through your identity provider


SCIM support is an additional feature in Workato.

# Prerequisites

  • Enablement in Workato: SCIM 2.0 is part of the Data Monitoring/Advanced Security & Compliance add-on. Contact your account executive to learn more about using SCIM 2.0 in your organization.
  • Enablement in your identity provider: SAML SSO Enabled on your identity provider

# Using SCIM

To use SCIM, follow these general steps:

  1. Configure SCIM in Workato

  2. In the Okta identity provider:

    In the OneLogin identity provider:

    In the Azure Active Directory identity provider:

  3. Disable SCIM in Workato, in Okta, in OneLogin, or in Azure AD


# What happens when SCIM is enabled and roles are updated manually on Workato?

Temporary role changes are overwritten from user profile data stored on Workato, the sync can happen in either scenarios:

  • User logs in through SAML SSO: role changed by 'saml_auto_sync'
  • User’s profile is updated from IdP: role change by 'scim_auto_sync'

# What happens when SCIM is enabled and collaborators are removed manually from Workato?

The user is re-provisioned back into the workspace on the next login, provided that the SCIM connection is valid and the user is not deprovisioned on the organization's identity provider.

# How can I turn off SCIM provisioning?

There are two approaches for turning off SCIM Provisioning:

  • Recommended: In your identity provider, disable the SCIM configuration from your provisioning settings. Refer to individual identity provider steps for more detailed information: in Okta, in OneLogin, and in Azure AD.
  • In Workato, refresh your SCIM token value. This invalidates your existing provisioning token and subsequent SCIM calls fail. Refer to Workato.

# How is deprovisioning handled on Workato with SCIM?

Workato handles deprovisioning in the same manner for users who are deactivated or temporarily suspended from the identity provider, or if their Workato app access is removed. All scenarios trigger a deprovisioning event on Workato, and the user is no longer able to access Workato workspaces. All of their recipes and connections remain accessible to other collaborators.

Last updated: 1/2/2024, 7:18:05 PM