User and Team Provisioning

User provisioning is flexible and powerful with Keeper Enterprise

Keeper Enterprise can provision users through many different methods that are described here in detail.

Provisioning Methods Supported

  • Manual Provisioning through the Admin Console

  • Single Sign-On (SAML 2.0) Authentication and Provisioning with Keeper SSO Connect

  • Active Directory / LDAP Provisioning with the AD Bridge

  • Okta, Azure AD, Google G Suite, OneLogin Provisioning with SCIM

  • API Provisioning with SCIM

  • Email Auto-Provisioning for large-scale deployments

  • CLI Provisioning with Commander SDK

Best Practices and Recommendations for User Provisioning

Small Businesses and Teams

If you are deploying Keeper to a small number of users, or if you are only deploying Keeper to a team within a large Enterprise, using Keeper's "manual provisioning" or "bulk upload" may be sufficient.

Recommended Method: Manual Provisioning through the Admin Console

Organizations with On-Prem Active Directory (AD)

For organizations that are managing an on-prem AD environment, we recommend using the Keeper Active Directory Bridge application ("AD Bridge") for mapping node structure and adding Users, Teams and Roles.

Recommended Method: AD Bridge

The AD Bridge software is used strictly for provisioning of users. To authenticate your users against AD, we recommend using AD FS with the Keeper SSO Connect service. Click here for information on setting up Keeper SSO Connect with Active Directory Federation Services ("AD FS").

Organizations with On-Prem Active Directory (AD) and AD FS

For organizations who are already utilizing federated services, Keeper SSO Connect provides real-time authentication and Just-In-Time (JIT) provisioning. If you would like to automatically assign users to Roles and Teams through AD security groups or other custom LDAP queries, the Keeper AD Bridge software can also be utilized.

Recommended Method: AD Bridge and Keeper SSO Connect with AD FS

Organizations with Azure, Okta, Jumpcloud, G Suite or other cloud-based directories

Many Keeper Enterprise customers have either migrated to a cloud-based identity store or they are in the process of migration, either through AD->Azure syncing or other mirroring techniques.

If your organization utilizes a cloud-based directory, you have 3 choices for deployment:

1) SCIM provisioning

The SCIM provisioning protocol is supported by most modern identity providers including Azure, Okta, G Suite and many others. Google calls it "User Provisioning". Okta and Azure call it "Automated Provisioning". Keeper's SCIM implementation can provision a user account, de-provision an account, create a team, assign a user to a team, remove a user from a team.

2) SSO (SAML 2.0) authentication with Just-In-Time ("JIT") provisioning

Keeper SSO Connect is a powerful feature of Keeper Enterprise which supports real-time authentication and provisioning of user accounts through any SAML 2.0 compatible identity provider. Azure AD, AD FS, Okta, Jumpcloud, G Suite, Ping, OneLogin and 100+ other identity providers are compatible with Keeper.

3) Combining both SCIM provisioning and SSL (SAML 2.0) authentication

SCIM and SSO can be combined to provide real-time authentication, provisioning of accounts AND the ability to create teams, assign users into teams, de-provision users, etc. Azure AD, Okta, G Suite, Jumpcloud and many other modern identity providers support a combination of these two methods.

Universities and Large Organizations with legacy or fragmented directories

Universities and large organizations who have fragmented user directories or do not wish to integrate Keeper with SSO or SAML protocols can use Keeper's Email Provisioning method for a mass deployment.

Email provisioning essentially reserves a domain name (e.g. acme-demo.com) and will automatically provision a user based on their domain (with email verification) into a default role. No work needs to be done by the Keeper Admin once the initial configuration is set up.

Recommended method: Email Auto-provisioning

Integration with Portals or Custom Apps

If you have a special integration requirement such as automatically provisioning and creating user vaults through a developer API or other custom integration needs, Keeper provides several SDK options. Visit the Commander SDK platform for Python, .Net, Powershell, Java and other toolkits available for customers.

Recommended method: Commander SDK