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Automated user and group provisioning

Growing your EMS team will lead to the question of how to create user accounts, groups, and group memberships in a scalable fashion.

Here, the EMS offers two solutions that help you achieve this goal using different means.

Below is a contrast of both to help you decide on one:

Just-In-Time Provisioning via SAML (RECOMMENDED)
  • A part of the Celonis EMS, does not require any on-premise infrastructure.

  • Provisions membership and groups upon the first login of a user.

  • Updates group memberships continuously with every login.

  • Remove users via the User locking policy. (Updated features coming April)

  • Requirements for the identity provider:

    • Group support

    • Groups need to be sent with the SAML claim

    • Application access management

LDAP Sync Tool DEPRECATED
  • A separate Java application that needs on-premise infrastructure.

  • Synchronizes users and groups from any LDAP-capable source to the team:

    • Creates team and group memberships for new users

    • Updates existing users' group memberships

    • Removes users

  • Selects users and groups via LDAP queries:

    • Need servicing if people on the team should change.

    • Often scarce knowledge.

  • Requires an OpenLDAP-compatible data source.

Note

Most productive teams leverage SSO, so we are trying to establish SAML JIT as the preferred option for automated user and group provisioning.