View SCIM Configuration in alation_conf

Customer Managed Applies to customer-managed instances of Alation

Applies from release 2021.3

For customer-managed instances of Alation, it is possible to view the current SCIM configuration using alation_conf.


Alation Cloud Service customers can request server configuration changes through Alation Support.


Do not manually change the values of the parameters described below using alation_conf. This will create an incomplete configuration. Use alation_conf for viewing only.

To view the configuration values:

  1. Enter the Alation shell:

    sudo /etc/init.d/alation shell
  2. To view the current SCIM configuration, retrieve the values of the relevant group of parameters with the following command:

    alation_conf user_group_management.sync_from_directory_provider

This will print the following parameters and their current values:




True or False

Shows if syncing of users and groups from the directory provider is enabled


ldap or scim

Shows protocol to sync users and groups from the directory provider


Shows the current SCIM client value

Valid options are okta, pingfederate, one_identity, azure_active_directory


Account username to be used by the IdP for authenticating with Alation (Basic Auth). This value will be encrypted when accessed using alation_conf


Account password to be used by the IdP for authenticating with Alation. This value will be encrypted when directly accessed using alation_conf