We're pleased to announce that documentation for the User provisioning (SCIM) API is now available on developer.atlassian.com. The API is an implementation of the SCIM specification and is intended to be used to sync users and groups from an identity provider to an Atlassian organization. Once you have linked an Atlassian Cloud site (like example.atlassian.net) to your organization, users and groups will be synced to your site and you can use them to control access to Jira and Confluence Cloud as well as permissions within those products. Learn more about how automatic user provisioning works with Atlassian Cloud.
There are several key benefits to automating user provisioning for Atlassian Cloud:
- It saves you time as an administrator by automating the process of creating and removing Atlassian accounts for your users
- It improves security by reducing errors in the provisioning/deprovisioning process
- It can help reduce costs by ensuring you are not billed for users who are no longer active
The SCIM API is intended for customers who are not already using one of our supported identity providers. We currently support Okta and are actively working on support for Azure Active Directory and Onelogin. If you are using one of these identity providers, we recommend using the supported Atlassian app for these identity providers as this will simplify the configuration process.
We're actively working in this area and will share another update when support for additional identity providers is available.
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