The PingDirectory server does SCIM searches using LDAP requests. After you complete the steps below, PingDirectory creates LDAP requests that include request controls to sort and page the search results before returning the results.

If your SCIM searches result in an error because the request matched too many results, as discussed in SCIM 2.0 searches, you can avoid the error by using paged searches.

Complete the following steps for each search.

  1. Decide your SCIM search.
    Note: To get paged results, your search must include at least one of these parameters: startIndex, count, or sortBy.
    For example, your search might look like the following search.
    https://<directory-hostname>:<directory-port>/scim/v2/Users/?filter=st eq "TX"&sortBy=sn&sortOrder=ascending
    Here is the corresponding encoded version.
    On your PingDirectory server, collect some information to use later. Find the SCIM resource type, structural-ldap-objectclass, include-base-dn, and include-filter values by running this command.
    $ dsconfig get-scim-resource-type-prop --type-name <SCIM-resource-type-name> \
    --property structural-ldap-objectclass \
    --property include-base-dn \
    --property include-filter
  2. On the PingDirectory server, complete the following steps.
    1. Create a Virtual List View (VLV) index for your search.

      Each SCIM search that you want to produce paged results must have its own VLV index.

      Create this index using dsconfig create-local-db-vlv-index with the following options.

      Option Description


      Names the index.


      Specifies the name of the local database backend in which to place the index.

      The default database backend for PingDirectory is userRoot.

      --set base-dn

      Specifies the desired base dn. This value must match the value of the include-base-dn property that you found in the previous step.

      --set scope

      Is always whole-subtree.

      --set filter

      Specifies the filter.



      where <name-of-SCIM-resource-type-objectclass> is the name of the objectclass used by the SCIM resource type, which you found in the previous step.

      If the SCIM resource type has the include-filter property set, also specify that property value in the filter. For example, if the filter for the objectclass is (objectclass=inetorgperson) and the include-filter value is (st=CA), specify the --set filter argument as "(&(objectclass=inetorgperson)(st=CA))".

      Specify the LDAP attributes for all the components of your SCIM search filter.

      For example, if a mapping SCIM resource type maps the LDAP attribute st to the SCIM attribute address.region and the SCIM search filter requires that address.region eq TX, then this filter must include (st = TX) instead of (address.region = TX).

      --set sort-order

      Specifies whether to sort ascending (+) or descending (-) and the LDAP attribute to sort by.

      If the SCIM search does not specify the sortBy parameter, specify the sort order as +entryUUID.
      Recall the original, decoded SCIM search, shown here.
      https://<directory-hostname>:<directory-port>/scim/v2/Users/?filter=st eq "TX"&sortBy=sn&sortOrder=ascending
      For example, to create a VLV index for that search, run the following command.
      $ dsconfig create-local-db-vlv-index --index-name sn \
      --backend-name userRoot --set base-dn:ou=people,dc=example,dc=com \ 
      --set scope:whole-subtree \
      --set filter:"(&(objectclass=inetorgperson)(st=TX))" --set sort-order:+sn
    2. Stop the server. Rebuild the index. Start the server. Run the rebuild-index command specifying the baseDN and the name of the index.
      $ rebuild-index --baseDN <baseDN-value> --index <name-of-index>
      For example, run these commands.
      $ stop-server
      $ rebuild-index --baseDN dc=example,dc=com --index
      $ start-server
  3. Run your SCIM search filter.

    The search can include only the filter you specified with --set filter in the earlier step without the "(objectclass=<name-of-SCIM-resource-type-objectclass>)" portion.

    In addition to the Virtual List View request control, the PingDirectory server adds a Server Side request control to the LDAP request. These request controls require certain parameters be set. To satisfy this requirement, the server uses the following parameters. If the client does not provide values for one of the parameters, the search uses the corresponding default value shown in the following table.

    Parameter Default




    The value of the lookthrough-limit property of the SCIM resource type being searched. That default is 500.



    With this default, the results appear unsorted.