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Overview

System for Cross-Domain Identity Management (SCIM) is an open standard protocol used to automate the exchange of user and group information between Identity providers and Enterprises. SCIM ensures that users added to the Identity Management System should have their accounts automatically created in VIDIZMO. User attributes and profiles are synchronized between the two systems, updating removing users based on the user status or role change.

 

VIDIZMO offers a SCIM 2.0 REST API so that the pain of working with proprietary user management APIs or products can be reduced or eliminated. The knowledge of how to set up and test your application and API endpoints in order to be able to successfully deploy an Azure Active Director integration using SCIM Provisioning is of utmost importance whether you are an independent software vendor (ISV), an existing Azure Active Directory user, or an IT systems administrator.


Before you start

  • Make sure you are logged in as Manager+ role in VIDIZMO to be able to configure Azure AD SCIM Provisioning App in VIDIZMO.
  • Before provisioning users and groups from Azure AD through SCIM protocol, make sure you have an Azure Active Directory account so that you can configure the General Settings and any Sign-On Options for the custom VIDIZMO Web Application in Azure AD. 
  • Make sure you have Global Administrative rights for the Active Directory and access rights to set up Enterprise applications. 


Configuration Steps

VIDIZMO Configuration

Following are the steps to configure SCIM Azure AD Provisioning in VIDIZMO:


1. Log in to VIDIZMO portal and from the Portal's Homepage:

  1. Click on the Navigation menu on the left corner of the page.
  2. In the Admin tab, open the Portal Settings page.




2. From the Portal Settings page:

  1. Click on Apps option to expand it.
  2. Navigate to the Provisioning Tab, and click to open it.
  3. Navigate to the Configuration icon of SCIM Azure AD, and click to open it. 




3. In order to enable the SCIM app first you need to perform the following actions:

  1. Select a default role.


Note: The default role is the role that will be assigned to the users by default during the time of provisioning from Azure AD. 


ii. Click on Add New to generate an API key against your domain for authorization purposes. 




4. Provide the expiry date and click Add to generate an API Key.


Note: The provisioning and de-provisioning management will be revoked from Azure AD once the expiry date limit exceeds. 





5. Copy the generated API token to the clipboard and save the changes from the Save Changes button.


Note: This API Key will be used during the configuration of API Integration in Azure portal. 





6. This BASE URI will be used while configuring the connection to custom VIDIZMO app API and synchronize user data in Azure portal.




7. Enable the app by clicking on the toggle button. 




Note: A notification will appear stating "Portal Information Updated Successfully".



Azure AD Configuration

Following steps will be taken in the Azure portal for building a connection with VIDIZMO portal in order to implement user provisioning in VIDIZMO. 


Note: To proceed Provisioning that supports SCIM you must first add a custom VIDIZMO Application in your Azure Portal.


1. Navigate to the Azure Active Directory in the left pane from the navigation menu in the top bar.  


Note: Make sure you are in the right tenant. Learn more about creating and accessing tenant at Quickstart - Access & create new tenant - Azure AD | Microsoft Docs






2. From the left pane, go to the Enterprise applications -> All applications in the Azure Active Directory from the left pane. 




3. Click on the Add New application option and follow these steps:

  1. Click on Create your own application on the enterprise applications screen and navigate to the pane that will appear on the right side of the screen.
  2. Enter the name you wish to give to your custom app. 
  3. Select the Non gallery app option from the given options. 
  4. Click on Create in order for the app to be created in the enterprise applications.  




 


A toast notification will appear stating "Adding application {Custom Input Name}". 




4. After the application has been created perform the following actions in the custom app screen:

  1. Navigate to the Provisioning Tab from the left pane.
  2. Click on Get started.


iii. Select Automatic for the Provisioning Mode. Learn more about provisioning modes here.

iv. For Tenant URL, enter the BASE URI explained above

v. For Secret Token, enter the generated token that you copied to the clipboard above.

vi. Click on Test Connection to ensure the if the connection can be successfully established between Azure AD and VIDIZMO.


Note: If you receive no confirmation notification, double check the Tenant URL and make sure it is not blocked by firewalls and other network interceptors inside your network, as well as make sure the API Token is correct. 



5. In the Notification Email field, enter the email address of the person or group who should receive the provisioning error notifications and check the checkbox "Send an email notification when a failure occurs".



6. Click Save. Once the provisioning settings have been saved, you will get the following notification "Successfully updated {Application name}"



Provisioning

User(s) and Group(s)

Following are the steps to manage provisioning of users and groups in Azure Active Directory to VIDIZMO portal.


Add

In order to add users/groups in the VIDIZMO portal following steps needs to be followed:


1. In the custom VIDIZMO App in Azure AD:

    1. Click on the Users and groups tab.
    2. Navigate to the Add users/groups to select users from the Active directory. 


2. From the Add Assignment screen:

  1. Click on Users.
  2. Select the user/group from the drop down list and selected user would start appearing in the Selected Items list.
  3. Click on Select after you are done selecting the users that you want to assign to the Vidizmo custom application. 




3. After selecting the users/groups from the list the Assign button will get activated and clicking on it will assign all the users and groups to the application. 



4. You will receive a following notification once the assignment has been successfully completed.  




5. Now, navigate to the Provisioning Tab in the custom Vidizmo App and click on Refresh. 


Note: In Azure the performance of provisioning depends upon whether your provisioning job is running an initial cycle or incremental cycle. However, the regular scheduled time interval of automatic provisioning is typically every 40 minutes. Find out how long it takes to provision users here. 




De-Provisioning

In order to deprovision users and groups un assign the users/groups from the custom VIDIZMO App as shown below:


1. From the users and groups tab in the custom VIDIZMO App in Azure Portal: 

  1. Select the users and groups that you wish to remove.  
  2. Click on Remove to un-assign the selected user from the application.


Note: In VIDIZMO, removing the user from Azure AD will set the "IsActive" property of user to false in VIDIZMO database. Also, to learn more about how De-provisioning works in Azure AD read here




Limitations

  • Users cannot be permanently deleted from VIDIZMO, they will be deactivated instead. A deactivated user can be reactivated. When a user is deactivated via SCIM, VIDIZMO immediately disables their membership to their account, ensuring that their access is immediately revoked. The user is treated as an anonymous user in the VIDIZMO portal. 
  • Provisioned users cannot change their user profile information because they are treated as a Federated User in the VIDIZMO portal
  • Provisioning and deprovisioning can be enabled only on portals that are created under the subdomain policy. Learn more about domain options in VIDIZMO from Understanding Domain Options for a Portal