If you don’t use Azure Kubernetes Service, you can still automate provisioning in another deployment environment.
Step 1: Prepare your 1Password account
Before you can deploy the 1Password SCIM bridge, you’ll need an OAuth bearer token and encrypted
scimsession file. To securely generate them, click Get Started, sign in to your 1Password account, and follow the onscreen instructions.
If you see “Generate New Credentials”, the setup process has already been completed. If you’ve lost your bearer token or session file or changed the sign-in details for the account shown, click Generate New Credentials.
After you complete the setup process, you’ll see:
scimsessionfile. It contains the credentials for your new Provision Manager account.
- Your bearer token. It’s the key to decrypt your
Save them both in 1Password. You’ll need them to deploy the SCIM bridge and connect your identity provider. Learn how to save important files in 1Password.
The bearer token and
scimsession file combined can be used to sign in to your Provision Manager account. You’ll need to share the bearer token with your identity provider, but it’s important to never share it with anyone else. And never share your
scimsession file with anyone at all.
Step 2: Prepare your local system
2.1: Install Docker
Deploying the SCIM bridge on Azure Kubernetes Service requires Kubernetes, which is included with Docker Desktop. On your local system, install Docker Desktop.
2.2: Install the Azure CLI
To manage your cluster on your local system, install the Azure CLI.
2.3: Clone the scim-examples repository
All the configuration files needed to deploy the SCIM bridge are available in the scim-examples repository on GitHub.
To clone the repository, open your terminal app, switch to the directory where you want to clone the repository, and run the following command:
git clone https://github.com/1Password/scim-examples.git
Step 3: Deploy the SCIM bridge
If you don’t already have a Microsoft account account, create one. Then follow these steps.
3.1: Start creating a Kubernetes cluster
The SCIM bridge must be deployed to a cluster. To create a cluster:
- Sign in to your account on the Microsoft Azure portal.
- Click “Create a resource” in the sidebar and choose “Kubernetes service”.
3.2: Configure your cluster
Configure your cluster using the following options. For all other options, you can use the provided defaults or choose your preferred options.
- Resource group
Choose one, or click “Create new” and enter “1Password”.
- Kubernetes cluster name
Primary node pool:
- Node size
The SCIM bridge only requires a “Standard B2s” VM size.
- Node count
The SCIM bridge only requires 1 node.
After you’ve configured your cluster, click “Review + create”. It may take a moment. When you see “Validation passed”, click “Create”.
When you see “Your deployment is complete”, continue to the next step.
3.3: Configure kubectl to connect to your Kubernetes cluster
Sign in to your Azure account:
To configure kubectl to connect to your Kubernetes cluster, include your
<clustername> in the following command:
az aks get-credentials --resource-group=<resourcegroup> --name=<clustername>
The credentials are saved in
$HOME/.kube/config, which is where kubectl will look for them.
3.4: Deploy Redis
The SCIM bridge requires a Redis instance for caching. To deploy Redis to your new cluster, switch to the
scim-examples/kubernetes folder from the cloned repository and use the manifest files provided:
kubectl apply -f redis-deployment.yaml kubectl apply -f redis-service.yaml
3.5: Create a Kubernetes secret
To create a Kubernetes secret containing your
scimsession file, include the correct path to it in the following command. For example, if your
scimsession file is in the current directory:
kubectl create secret generic scimsession --from-file=./scimsession
3.6: Deploy the SCIM bridge
To obtain a TLS certificate for the SCIM Bridge, edit
op-scim-deployment.yaml and add your domain name to line 19 in the
containers.args field. For example, if you’re using the subdomain
scim on the domain
args: ["--session=/secret/scimsession", "--letsencrypt-domain=scim.example.com"]
To deploy the SCIM bridge:
kubectl apply -f op-scim-deployment.yaml kubectl apply -f op-scim-service.yaml
3.7: Create the DNS record
Create a new DNS A record for your domain that points to the IP address of the load balancer, which was deployed in the previous step. To get the external IP address of the load balancer:
kubectl get services
It might take a few minutes for Azure to provide an external IP address to the load balancer. After you have one, you can use it to configure your DNS records.
To test the SCIM Bridge
To check that the DNS has propagated and the SCIM bridge is deployed successfully, visit the domain you configured in the previous step. You’ll see a 1Password SCIM Bridge Status page, which can be used to verify your OAuth bearer token.
To test the connection to 1Password, include your
<domain> in the following command:
curl --header "Authorization: Bearer <bearertoken>" https://<domain>/scim/Users
A list of the users in your 1Password account will be returned.
The SCIM bridge requires TLS to work. The SCIM bridge will automatically obtain a LetsEncypt certificate after DNS has propagated. Before you connect the SCIM bridge to your identify provider, make sure that you can connect to the SCIM bridge:
- over a secured (HTTPS) connection
- with a valid TLS certificate
Step 4: Connect your identity provider to the SCIM bridge
Because the 1Password SCIM bridge provides a SCIM 2.0-compatible web service that accepts OAuth bearer tokens for authorization, you can use it with a variety of identity providers.
The 1Password SCIM bridge requires 1Password Business and a supported SCIM 2.0-compatible identity provider: Azure Active Directory or Okta.
If you lose your bearer token or session file
Your OAuth bearer token and
scimsession file are cryptographically linked. If you lose either one, you’ll need to generate a new bearer token and session file. Then deploy the SCIM bridge again.
If you change the account details for your Provision Manager account
If you change the Master Password, Secret Key, or email address for the account you created for provision management, you’ll need to generate a new bearer token and session file. Then deploy the SCIM bridge again.
If a new version of the SCIM bridge is available
If you receive an email notification about a new version of the SCIM bridge, update it:
- Visit 1Password SCIM bridge on Docker Hub and note the tag with the most recent version number.
op-scim-deployment.yamland update it with the version number you noted.
Run the following command to apply the update:
If you still need help
For more information about the SCIM bridge, contact your 1Password Business representative. To get help and share feedback, join the discussion in the 1Password Support forum.