To retrieve or read a resource from the SCIM Service Provider, the HTTP GET verb is used. There are two mechanisms that can be used to retrieve a user - via a filter or directly. These are both described below.

The SCIM query defines filters that can be used to constrain the returned list of users as well as sorting and pagination mechanisms.

Note: SCIM query, sort and pagination functionality is optional in the SCIM specifications so varying degrees of support may be found in SCIM Service Providers.