Whether you are an independent software vendor (ISV), an existing Okta customer, an IT systems administrator, or a developer new to Okta, you need to know how to set up and test your API service and application so that you can successfully deploy a provisioning integration using SCIM with Okta.

After you have prepared and tested your integration, you can then submit your app to be published in the Okta Integration Network (OIN) catalog.

If you need more detail on the concepts behind lifecycle management with SCIM and Okta, see Provisioning with Okta Lifecycle Management.

While many ISVs have custom APIs for managing user accounts, Okta recommends that you use the System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) protocol, an industry standard that supports all of the needed features for lifecycle provisioning. For more technical details on how you can take advantage of the SCIM API with Okta, see our SCIM Protocol reference.

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