Re: [scim] Charter discussion item: What are the use cases for having a SCIM cursors

Shon Vella <svella@idauto.net> Wed, 07 July 2021 16:54 UTC

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Subject: Re: [scim] Charter discussion item: What are the use cases for having a SCIM cursors
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   - can be implemented very efficiently without additional server state
   against databases that support ordered indexing
      - whereas offset based pagination tends to become unusably slow when
      the offset becomes very large
   - behaves more predictably than offset based pagination when insertions
   and deletions happen


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On Wed, Jul 7, 2021 at 10:17 AM Phil Hunt <phil.hunt@independentid.com>
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> As promised on the call today, this is to follow up and ask for use cases
> for people who want to use cursors. I think this would be helpful to
> understand in order to drive to a common purpose and solution.
>
> For example, today I think I heard:
> *  Some clients want to confirm resources have been deleted.   Why does
> this come about? SCIM already returns a definitive success/fail upong HTTP
> DELETE. Is it a case of co-ordination between multiple clients?
>
> * Is it used to re-concile (e.g. meta-directory style)  between
> disparately managed systems periodically?
>
> * Others reasons?
>
> Can the use of cursors be confined to “specialized” clients where cursor
> might be consider a special “priviledge”.  IOW….would you allow javascript
> UI components to use cursors against your SCIM server?
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> Phil Hunt
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