With System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM), administrators can automate the exchange of user identity information between systems.

Note: This feature is only available on GitHub Business Cloud. For more information, see "Organization billing plans."

If you use SAML SSO in your organization, you can implement SCIM to add, manage, and remove organization members' access to GitHub. For example, an administrator can deprovision an organization member using SCIM and automatically remove the member from the organization.

If you use SAML SSO without implementing SCIM, you won't have automatic deprovisioning. When organization members' sessions expire after their access is removed from the IdP, they aren't automatically removed from the organization. Authorized tokens grant access to the organization even after their sessions expire. To remove access, organization administrators can either manually remove the authorized token from the organization or automate its removal with SCIM.

These identity providers are compatible with the GitHub SCIM API. For more information, see SCIM in the GitHub API documentation.

  • Azure AD
  • Okta
  • OneLogin

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