Manage Your Formstack Users with Enhanced SCIM Capabilities

Written by Abby Nieten on November 7, 2018

Posted in Formstack Updates

If you’ve been looking for a better (and more secure) way to manage your Formstack users, look no further. We’re happy to announce that SCIM is now available for Formstack accounts.

If you aren’t familiar with SCIM, it’s a system that simplifies identity management for cloud-based applications. If you’re already using SSO, you can connect your SSO provider to Formstack using SCIM.

Combining SSO and SCIM with your Formstack account gives you powerful user management capabilities, such as:

  • Setting and updating folder and form permissions
  • Adding and deleting users in your directory
  • Prefilling forms with SSO user data

To give you a better idea of the benefits this provides, let’s take a closer look at SSO and SCIM.

What is SSO?

SSO, or Single Sign-On, is an authentication process that allows users to maintain a single set of login credentials for multiple applications. When account owners enable Single Sign-On security, users access their accounts using an external authentication provider.

Using SSO streamlines workflows, increases productivity, and enhances overall account security since users need only log in once to gain access to a number of applications.

With a Single Sign-On login for Formstack, authentication can happen in two ways: via password or via a redirect. Check out this page for more details on each.

What is SCIM?

SCIM, or System for Cross-domain Identity Management, is a system that connects your SSO directory to your application so you can manage account users from the comfort of your own platform. In other words, SCIM communicates user identity data between SSO providers and service providers that require a login.

SCIM takes identity management and security a step further than SSO, giving account owners a more seamless way to edit permissions and add or delete users.

To use SCIM with Formstack, you can connect your SSO directory to your Formstack account using one of several popular SCIM cloud providers, including OneLogin, Okta, Azure, and miniOrange.

How do I get started?

Formstack supports Single Sign-On authentication on Enterprise plans. For details on setting up SSO for your account, check out this help doc or contact our support team.

If you’re ready to use SCIM with Formstack, click here to explore your options and get connected with our sales team.