IT is moving more and more to a hybrid and cloud based approach. To provision identities in a cloud based environment SCIM 2.0 is now a days becoming a major player:

http://www.simplecloud.info/#Implementations2

The fact that SCIM 2.0 is extensible makes it a future proof standard, that was lacking in SCIM 1.0.

A lot of competitors (Oracle, Microsoft, Okta, One Identity etc.) already have a connector available. To catch this running train Micro Focus Identity Manager should jump a board by developing a SCIM 2.0 Driver Shim for IDM.

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