Use Identity Management with Quickbase

Quickbase supports the standard System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) specification, which allows you to configure and automate user provisioning via identity management (IdM) solutions.

Quickbase provides support for the following IdM providers:

For other IdM integrations, Quickbase provides SCIM-compliant API endpoints. Quickbase supports creating, reading, updating and deleting (CRUD) users via GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE methods. For details, read Using API endpoints for SCIM provisioning in the Quickbase API Guide.

Note: IdM features are available for the Platform and higher-level plans.

How does IdM differ from Microsoft Active Directory?

Directories store data about users, while identity management tools allow you to provision access for those users, granting them privileges to the systems they need.

Microsoft Active Directory is an example of a centralized user directory, where you can store data about users and use that data across multiple services at your organization.

General characteristics of a directories include:

  • Data stored includes user IDs, names, and other identity attributes.

  • Passwords may be associated with user objects, but not in all cases.

  • Users may be organized in groups, although this approach is optional.

  • Directories expose data through network services such as LDAP and SAML.

IdM tools allow you to provision, synchronize and automate user access, drawing on the user data stored in centralized user directories. As noted above, Quickbase can integrate with IdM services such as Okta, OneLogin, and Ping.

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