SCIM 2.0 SDK for Java

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SCIM, or System for Cross-domain Identity Management, is an IETF standard that defines an extensible schema mechanism and REST API for managing users and other identity data. SCIM is used by a variety of vendors — including Facebook, Salesforce, Microsoft, Cisco, Sailpoint, and UnboundID — for a variety of purposes, including user provisioning, directory services, attribute exchange, and more.

The UnboundID SCIM 2 SDK for Java provides a powerful and flexible set of APIs for interacting with SCIM service providers and resources. Use it to build applications and servers that interoperate with SCIM servers such as the UnboundID Data Broker.

The SCIM 2 SDK consists of the following components:

Component name What it is Who needs it
scim2-sdk-client The SCIM 2 client API. SCIM client developers.
scim2-ubid-extensions Model classes representing UnboundID extensions to the SCIM standard. This component is subject to API changes and should be considered experimental. SCIM client developers using features specific to UnboundID servers.
scim2-sdk-server Classes for use by SCIM 2 service providers. SCIM service provider implementers.
scim2-sdk-common Shared model, exception, and utility classes. Included as a transitive dependency of all of the above.

How to get it

The SCIM 2 SDK is available from Maven Central and can be included in your product like any other Maven dependency. Check Maven Central for the latest available version of SCIM 2 SDK dependencies.

For general-purpose clients:


For clients using UnboundID-specific features:


You may also download SCIM 2 SDK builds from the Releases page.

If you're looking for a Java SDK for SCIM 1.1, you can find it here.

How to use it

The SCIM 2 SDK requires Java 7 or greater.

The primary point of entry for a client is the ScimService class, which represents a SCIM service provider, such as the UnboundID Data Broker. This class acts as a wrapper for a JAX-RS client instance, providing methods for building and making requests.

Other classes provide facilities for selecting attributes by path, building query filters, and working with JSON documents. SCIM resources returned from a service provider can either be represented as POJOs or using an API based on the Jackson tree model.

import com.unboundid.scim2.client.ScimService;
import com.unboundid.scim2.common.exceptions.ScimException;
import com.unboundid.scim2.common.types.UserResource;
import com.unboundid.scim2.common.types.Name;
import com.unboundid.scim2.common.types.Email;
import com.unboundid.scim2.common.GenericScimResource;
import com.unboundid.scim2.common.messages.ListResponse;
import com.unboundid.scim2.common.filters.Filter;

// Create a ScimService
Client client = ClientBuilder.newClient().register(OAuth2ClientSupport.feature("..bearerToken.."));;
WebTarget target ="");
ScimService scimService = new ScimService(target);

// Create a user
UserResource user = new UserResource();
Name name = new Name()
Email email = new Email()
user = scimService.create("Users", user);

// Retrieve the user as a UserResource and replace with a modified instance using PUT
user = scimService.retrieve("Users", user.getId(), UserResource.class);
user = scimService.replace(user);

// Retrieve the user as a GenericScimResource and replace with a modified instance using PUT
GenericScimResource genericUser =
    scimService.retrieve("Users", user.getId(), GenericScimResource.class);
genericUser.replaceValue("displayName", TextNode.valueOf("Babs Jensen"));
genericUser = scimService.replaceRequest(genericUser).invoke();

// Perform a partial modification of the user using PATCH
scimService.modifyRequest("Users", user.getId())
           .replaceValue("displayName", "Babs")

// Perform a password change using PATCH
scimService.modifyRequest("Users", user.getId())
           .replaceValue("password", "new-password")

// Search for users with the same last name as our user
ListResponse<UserResource> searchResponse =
        .filter(Filter.eq("name.familyName", user.getName().getFamilyName()).toString())
        .page(1, 5)

For detailed information about using the SCIM 2 SDK, including more examples, please see the wiki.

Reporting issues

Please report bug reports and enhancement requests through this project's issue tracker.


The UnboundID SCIM2 SDK is available under three licenses: the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2), the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 (LGPLv2.1), and a free-right-to-use license created by UnboundID Corp. See the LICENSE file for more info.