Using IAM Identity Center to connect with your JumpCloud Directory Platform - Amazon IAM Identity Center
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Using IAM Identity Center to connect with your JumpCloud Directory Platform

IAM Identity Center supports automatic provisioning (synchronization) of user information from JumpCloud Directory Platform into IAM Identity Center. This provisioning uses the System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) v2.0 protocol. You configure this connection in JumpCloud using your IAM Identity Center SCIM endpoint and access token. When you configure SCIM synchronization, you create a mapping of your user attributes in JumpCloud to the named attributes in IAM Identity Center. This causes the expected attributes to match between IAM Identity Center and JumpCloud.

This guide is based on JumpCloud as of June 2021. Steps for newer versions may vary. This guide contains a few notes regarding configuration of user authentication through SAML.

The following steps walk you through how to enable automatic provisioning of users and groups from JumpCloud to IAM Identity Center using the SCIM protocol.

Note

Before you begin deploying SCIM, we recommend that you first review the Considerations for using automatic provisioning. Then continue reviewing additional considerations in the next section.

Prerequisites

You will need the following before you can get started:

SCIM considerations

The following are considerations when using JumpCloud federation for IAM Identity Center.

  • Only groups associated with the Amazon Single Sign-On connector in JumpCloud will be synchronized with SCIM.

  • Only one phone number attribute can be synchronized and the default is "work phone."

  • Users in JumpCloud directory must have first and last names configured to be synchronized to IAM Identity Center with SCIM.

  • Attributes are still synchronized if the user is disabled in IAM Identity Center but still activate in JumpCloud.

  • You can choose to enable SCIM sync for only user information by unchecking the "Enable management of User Groups and Group membership" in the connector.

  • If there is an existing user in Identity Center directory with the same username and email, the user will be overwritten and synchronized with SCIM from JumpCloud.

Step 1: Enable provisioning in IAM Identity Center

In this first step, you use the IAM Identity Center console to enable automatic provisioning.

To enable automatic provisioning in IAM Identity Center
  1. After you have completed the prerequisites, open the IAM Identity Center console.

  2. Choose Settings in the left navigation pane.

  3. On the Settings page, locate the Automatic provisioning information box, and then choose Enable. This immediately enables automatic provisioning in IAM Identity Center and displays the necessary SCIM endpoint and access token information.

  4. In the Inbound automatic provisioning dialog box, copy each of the values for the following options. You will need to paste these in later when you configure provisioning in your IdP.

    1. SCIM endpoint

    2. Access token

  5. Choose Close.

Now that you have set up provisioning in the IAM Identity Center console, you need to complete the remaining tasks using the JumpCloud IAM Identity Center connector. These steps are described in the following procedure.

Step 2: Configure provisioning in JumpCloud

Use the following procedure in the JumpCloud IAM Identity Center connector to enable provisioning with IAM Identity Center. This procedure assumes that you have already added the JumpCloud IAM Identity Center connector to your JumpCloud admin portal and groups. If you have not yet done so, refer to Prerequisites, and then complete this procedure to configure SCIM provisioning.

To configure provisioning in JumpCloud
  1. Open the JumpCloud IAM Identity Center connector that you installed as part of configuring SAML for JumpCloud (User Authentication > IAM Identity Center). See Prerequisites.

  2. Choose the IAM Identity Center connector, and then choose the third tab Identity Management.

  3. Check the box for Enable management of User Groups and Group membership in this application if you want groups to SCIM sync.

  4. Click on Configure.

  5. In the previous procedure, you copied the SCIM endpoint value in IAM Identity Center. Paste that value into the Base URL field in the JumpCloud IAM Identity Center connector. Make sure that you remove the trailing forward slash at the end of the URL.

  6. From the previous procedure you copied the Access token value in IAM Identity Center. Paste that value into the Token Key field in the JumpCloud IAM Identity Center connector.

  7. Click Activate to apply the configuration.

  8. Make sure you have a green indicator next to Single Sign-On activated.

  9. Move to the fourth tab User Groups and check the groups you want to be provisioned with SCIM.

  10. Click Save at the bottom once you are done.

  11. To verify that users have been successfully synchronized to IAM Identity Center, return to the IAM Identity Center console and choose Users. Synchronized users from JumpCloud appear on the Users page. These users can now be assigned to accounts within IAM Identity Center.

(Optional) Step 3: Configure user attributes in JumpCloud for access control in IAM Identity Center

This is an optional procedure for JumpCloud should you choose to configure attributes for IAM Identity Center to manage access to your Amazon resources. The attributes that you define in JumpCloud are passed in a SAML assertion to IAM Identity Center. You then create a permission set in IAM Identity Center to manage access based on the attributes you passed from JumpCloud.

Before you begin this procedure, you must first enable the Attributes for access control feature. For more information about how to do this, see Enable and configure attributes for access control.

To configure user attributes in JumpCloud for access control in IAM Identity Center
  1. Open the JumpCloud IAM Identity Center connector that you installed as part of configuring SAML for JumpCloud (User Authentication > IAM Identity Center).

  2. Choose the IAM Identity Center connector. Then, choose the second tab IAM Identity Center.

  3. At the bottom of this tab you have User Attribute Mapping, choose Add new attribute, and then do the following: You must perform these steps for each attribute you will add for use in IAM Identity Center for access control.

    1. In the Service Provide Attribute Name field, enter https://aws.amazon.com/SAML/Attributes/AccessControl:AttributeName. Replace AttributeName with the name of the attribute you are expecting in IAM Identity Center. For example, https://aws.amazon.com/SAML/Attributes/AccessControl:Email.

    2. In the JumpCloud Attribute Name field, choose user attributes from your JumpCloud directory. For example, Email (Work).

  4. Choose Save.

(Optional) Passing attributes for access control

You can optionally use the Attributes for access control feature in IAM Identity Center to pass an Attribute element with the Name attribute set to https://aws.amazon.com/SAML/Attributes/AccessControl:{TagKey}. This element allows you to pass attributes as session tags in the SAML assertion. For more information about session tags, see Passing session tags in Amazon STS in the IAM User Guide.

To pass attributes as session tags, include the AttributeValue element that specifies the value of the tag. For example, to pass the tag key-value pair CostCenter = blue, use the following attribute.

<saml:AttributeStatement> <saml:Attribute Name="https://aws.amazon.com/SAML/Attributes/AccessControl:CostCenter"> <saml:AttributeValue>blue </saml:AttributeValue> </saml:Attribute> </saml:AttributeStatement>

If you need to add multiple attributes, include a separate Attribute element for each tag.