Integrate with Contentful

Automatically provision, update and deprovision users and groups in Contentful from JumpCloud using the Identity Management (SCIM) integration. Leverage this integration to centralize user lifecycle, user identity, and group management in JumpCloud for Contentful. Save time and avoid mistakes, as well as potential security risks, related to manually creating users.

Read this article to learn how to setup the Contentful integration.


  • A JumpCloud administrator account.
  • A Contentful Premium/Enterprise account on High Availability and Scale platform plans. 
  • Contentful recommends creating a service account for provisioning with an “Owner” role. 

Important Considerations

  • Contentful SCIM API is based on version 2.0 of the SCIM standard.
  • If you have to renew your token, you must deactivate the IdM Integration, renew the token and then reactivate the integration.
  • Contentful recommends using Personal Access Tokens to manage SCIM API access.
  • All API requests must specify a Content-Type header of application/scim+json.
  • Deactivating, updating and removing users is currently not supported.
  • If the user who holds the access token associated with your SCIM integration is removed or has their access rights diminished in your Contentful Organization, user and group provisioning will stop working. For this reason you may want to use a service account for this integration.
  • Groups are supported.

Attribute Considerations

  • A default set of attributes are managed for users. See the Attribute Mappings section for more details.

Group Management Important Considerations

Enabling Group Management

You must select the Enable management of User Groups and Group Membership in this application option to manage groups and group membership in the application from JumpCloud.

Group Provisioning and Syncing 

  • Empty groups are not created.
  • JumpCloud takes over management of existing groups in the application when the user group name in JumpCloud matches the name of the group in the application.
  • All user groups associated with the application in JumpCloud are synced. Syncing occurs whenever there is a membership or group change event.
  • Group renaming is supported.
  • If a user group is disassociated from the application in JumpCloud, syncing immediately stops and the group is left as-is in the application. All members of that user group are deactivated in the application unless they are associated with another active application group that is managed from JumpCloud.

Group Deletion

  • Managed groups deleted in JumpCloud are deleted in the application.
  • All members of the deleted group are deactivated in the application, unless they are associated with another active application group that is managed from JumpCloud.

Disabling Group Management

  • You can disable group and group membership management by unchecking the Enable management of User Groups and Group Membership in this application option.
  • The managed groups and group membership are left as-is in the application.
  • JumpCloud stops sending group membership information for the user, but the user’s identity will continue to be managed from JumpCloud.

Creating a new JumpCloud Application Integration

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal.
  2. Go to USER AUTHENTICATION SSO Applications.
  3. Click + Add New Application.
  4. Type the name of the application in the Search field and select it.
  5. Click Next.
  6. In the Display Label, type your name for the application. Optionally, you can enter a Description, adjust the User Portal Image and choose to hide or Show in User Portal.
  7. If this is a Bookmark application, enter its URL in the Bookmark URL field.
  8. Click Save Application.
  9. If successful, click:
    • Configure Application and go to the next section.
    • Close to configure your new connector at a later time.

Configuring the Identity Management Integration

To configure Contentful

  1. If you have not already done so, create a “Service User” account in Contentful to use with JumpCloud provisioning. All provisioning permissions for JumpCloud will be provided through this account. Contentful recommends that you choose “Owner” as the organization role for this account when you add it to your organization.
  2. Log in as the Service User you created.
  3. Under Organization settings, select the Access Tools tab and then User provisioning from the drop-down menu.
  4. Copy the SCIM URL.
  5. Click Generate personal access token.
  6. In the modal window that appears, name your Personal Access Token and click Generate.
  7. Copy the token.

To configure JumpCloud

  1. Create a new application or select it from the Configured Applications list.
  2. Select the Identity Management tab.
  3. Select the Enable management of User Groups and Group Membership in this application checkbox if you want to provision, manage, and sync groups in Contentful from JumpCloud.
  4. Click Configure.
  5. You’re presented with two fields:
  • Base URL: Paste the SCIM URL you copied when configuring Contentful. (e.g.,{org_id})
  • Token Key: Paste the Token you generated when configuring Contentful.
  1. Click Activate
  2. You will receive a confirmation that the Identity Management integration has been successfully verified.
  3. Click save.
  4. You can now connect user groups to the application in JumpCloud to provision the members of that group in Contentful. Learn how to Authorize Users to an Application.

Attribute Mappings

The following table lists attributes that JumpCloud sends to the application. See Attribute Considerations for more information regarding attribute mapping considerations. 

Learn about JumpCloud Properties and how they work with system users in our API

Contentful User Attributes

JumpCloud Property JumpCloud UI Field Name SCIM v2 Mapping Contentful Value
username Username userName userName
email Company Email emails:value emails
active Status active -
firstname First Name name.givenName firstName
lastname Last Name name.familyName lastName

Group Attributes

JumpCloud Property JumpCloud UI Field Name SCIM v2 Mapping Application Value
name Name displayName Organization

Importing Users

This functionality is helpful if users have already been created in the application but have not been created in JumpCloud.

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal.
  2. Go to USER AUTHENTICATION > SSO Applications.
  3. Search for the application and click to open its configuration panel. 
  4. Select the Identity Management tab.
  5. Click manual import.
  6. Select the users you want to create in JumpCloud from the application from the list of users that appear. Users in the list have two import statuses:
  • New – The user has not been imported.
  • Imported – user has been imported and has an account in JumpCloud.

Tip: Try using the New Users-only filter when selecting users to import. This will move all of your new users to the top of the list, making them easier to identify and select.

  1. Click import.
  • If you are importing less than 100 users, your import results will display in real time and you can continue onboarding your users. 
  • If you have more than 100 users being imported, JumpCloud will send you an email when your import is complete.
  1. You can now connect and grant users access to all their JumpCloud resources. Learn more in the Authorize Users to an Application and Connecting Users to Resources articles.

Warning: Imported users must be members of a user group bound to an application for JumpCloud to manage their identity in, and access to, the application.

Removing the IdM Integration

To deactivate the IdM Integration

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal.
  3. Search for the application that you’d like to deactivate and click to open its details panel. 
  4. Under the company name and logo on the left hand panel, click the Deactivate IdM connection link.
  5. Click confirm
  6. If successful, you will receive a confirmation message.
  7. You can now delete the application.

To delete the application

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal.
  2. Go to USER AUTHENTICATION > SSO Applications.
  3. Search for the application that you’d like to delete and click to open its details panel.
  4. Check the box for the application.
  5. Click Delete.
  6. Enter the number of the applications you are deleting
  7. Click Delete Application.
  8. If successful, you will see an application deletion confirmation notification.

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