SCIM Mapping

Background

The SCIM user interface defines a lot of fields for the user model. Identity data that is defined in the provisioning client is first mapped to one of these SCIM user fields. Then, in 4me, the SCIM user fields are mapped to the fields of the 4me person record.

Then, the SCIM group interface makes it possible to group users together. These groups are mapped by default to organizations and sites in 4me, where all members of the SCIM group are linked to the corresponding organization or site in 4me.

To ensure all information from the provisioning client is assigned to the right 4me person fields it is imperative to know the details of the user mapping and the group mapping.

After the SCIM integration has been successfully tested in your QA account, it is possible to copy the 4me mappings from QA to PROD.

User mapping

SCIM Users are mapped to people in 4me. When a person record exists in the 4me account that matches the primary email found in the SCIM user attributes, the existing person record is linked to the SCIM user. If the primary email is unknown, a new 4me person record is created automatically. The attributes provided by the provisioning client will subsequently be used to fill or update the person’s fields in 4me.

Most provisioning clients allow you to create a mapping from the data available in the provisioning client onto the SCIM User attributes.

The following SCIM attributes are used in the default 4me user mapping. When more attributes are provided it is possible to use them in custom 4me user mappings.

userName
Required [string] — The person’s primary email address.
displayName
[string] — The person’s name.
name.formatted
[string] — The person’s name. Used when displayName is blank.
name.familyName
[string] — The person’s last name. Used (together with name.givenName) when displayName and name.formatted are both blank.
name.givenName
[string] — The person’s first name. Used (together with name.familyName) when displayName and name.formatted are both blank.
active
[boolean] — If set to false the person will be disabled in 4me.
title
[string] — The person’s job title.
locale
[string] — The person’s locale.
timezone
[string] — The person’s time zone.
userType
[string] — Flag VIP’s by adding VIP (case sensitive) somewhere in this string.
[enterprise-extension].location
[string]specific for 4me The person’s location.
[enterprise-extension].employeeNumber
[string] — The person’s supportID.
[enterprise-extension].manager.value
[string] — The person’s manager. Should contain the ID of a SCIM user in 4me.
[enterprise-extension].organization
[string] — The person’s organization. Should contain the name of an existing organization in 4me.
[enterprise-extension].site
[string]specific for 4me The person’s site. Should contain the name of an existing site in 4me.
emails
[array] — The person’s email addresses.
emails.value
[string] — The email.
emails.type
[string] — The label. Valid values work, home and other.
emails.primary
[boolean] — Whether or not this is the primary email address.
phoneNumbers
[array] — The person’s phone numbers.
phoneNumbers.value
[string] — The phone number.
phoneNumbers.type
[string] — Type of phone number. Valid values work, home, mobile, fax, pager and other.
addresses
[array] — The person’s addresses.
addresses.streetAddress
[string] — The address.
addresses.locality
[string] — The city.
addresses.region
[string] — The state.
addresses.postalCode
[string] — The zip code.
addresses.country
[string] — The country.
addresses.type
[string] — Type of address. Valid values work, home and other.

Group mapping

The default SCIM Group only defines the attributes displayName and members.

The default 4me group mappings try to map the displayName to an existing organization or site in 4me. If found, all members of the SCIM group are linked to the corresponding organization or site in 4me. If not found the group will be stored as a SCIM group in 4me but no further action is taken.

When automatic creation of organizations or sites in 4me is favorable take a look at custom 4me group mappings.

The following SCIM attributes are used in the default 4me group mappings.

displayName
[string] — Name of existing organization or site in 4me.
members
[array] — A list of members of the organization or site.
members.value
[string] — The organization or site member. Should contain the ID of a SCIM user in 4me.
members.$ref
[uri] — The URI to the SCIM resource.

Copy mappings

After the SCIM integration has been successfully tested in your QA account, the 4me account administrator can use the import/export functionality of 4me to copy the 4me mappings from QA to PROD.

Login to 4me as an account administrator in your QA account and go to the Settings console. Open the Automation Rules menu and click on Export… in the Actions menu.

Export action

Select SCIM User Automation Rules and press Export.

Next, login to 4me as an account administrator in your production account and import the file that was just exported.

Redo the same steps to copy the SCIM Group Automation Rules to the production account.