Because the System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM)System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM)SCIM An application-level, HTTP-based protocol for provisioning and managing user identity information. SCIM supplies a common schema for representing users and groups and provides a REST API. sync destination modifies entries using a full PUT method, special considerations need to be made for password attributes.

A Ping Identity SCIM server allows password attributes to be omitted from a change when they have not been modified by an operation. This prevents passwords from inadvertently being overwritten during the PUT operation, which does not include the password attribute. Ideally, other SCIM service providers will not wipe a password because a PUT request does not contain it. Check with the SCIM vendor to confirm this behavior before starting a SCIM sync pipe.