Sync Data to User Reference Input Type Using SCIM with Entra ID

Learn how to configure SCIM mapping to provision user reference input type for profile fields.

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In this article, you will learn how to configure System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) mapping, using Microsoft Entra ID (formerly known as Azure Active Directory / Azure AD) as the identity provider (IdP), to configure mapping to provision user reference input type as a profile field.

This article shows Microsoft Entra ID as the IdP to configure SCIM. The same is applicable for managing SCIM using other IdPs. Learn more about other supported IdPs.


Open the mapping of enterprise application

You need to open the mapping of the enterprise application you created in Entra ID for user provisioning in order to add a new mapping for the user reference input type.

  1. In Entra ID, navigate to the application you created for user provisioning. Learn more.
  2. In the Overview page, click Get started for Provision User Accounts.
  3. Navigate to Manage > Provisioning.
    The Provisioning page opens.
  4. Click the Mappings section to expand it.
  5. Click Provision Azure Active Directory Users.
    The Attribute Mapping page opens.
    You have opened the mapping of your application. Next, you need to add a new mapping for the user reference input type.

Add new mapping for user reference input type

  1. In Attribute Mapping page, click Add New Mapping.
    The Edit Attribute page opens.
  2. From the Source attribute dropdown, select manager.
  3. From the Target attribute dropdown, select urn:ietf:params:scim:schemas:extension:enterprise:2.0:User:manager
User Reference SCIM Mapping

If you are adding the mapping for a custom profile field, you need to create the custom attribute and paste it into the Qualified SCIM name field for the custom field in the Staffbase Studio.
The schema will look like this: urn:ietf:params:scim:schemas:extension:enterprise:2.0:User:manager.value.
Ensure to add the .value at the end, which is not part of the target attribute schema.

  1. Click Ok.
  2. Click Save.

You have saved the mapping for the user reference input type for a system profile field. With the next data provisioning, the manager system profile fields of the provisioned users will be populated.