The sample shows the PATCH /environments/{environmentId}/users/{userId} operation to update attribute properties using a JSON array in the request body. The operation uses the application/vnd.pingidentity.user.scim.patch+json custom content type in the request header, and the request body must contain the Operations property with an array as its value.

The Operations property specifies the type of update operation in the Operations.op attribute. Options for this attribute include add, replace, and remove. The Operations.path attibute specifies the user schema property to modify in the PATCH. The Operations.value attribute specifies the new value for the modified user schema property.

SCIM PATCH with multi-valued attributes

When you update a multi-valued attribute using application/json as the Content-Type HTTP header value, you must update the entire multi-valued attribute. The PATCH action associated with the application/vnd.pingidentity.user.scim.patch+json is useful for updating targeted elements in a multi-valued attribute. For example, the following multi-valued attribute specifies T-shirt sizes and colors:

{
   "tShirt":[
      {
         "tshirtSize":"XS",
         "tshirtColor":"Blue"
      },
      {
         "tshirtSize":"XL",
         "tshirtColor":"Red"
      }
   ]
}

The following PATCH request body specifies two operations. The first operation performs a replace action; it finds all instances of tshirtSize with a value XS and replaces the current tshirtColor attribute with the new color Orange. For this modification, the Operations.path uses a SCIM expression to find the XS T-shirt sizes and update the associated tshirtColor attribute. The second operation uses an add action to add a new T-shirt size and color to the multi-valued atttribute.

{
   "Operations":[
      {
         "op":"replace",
         "path":"tShirt[tshirtSize eq \\\"XS\\\"].tshirtColor",
         "value":"Orange"
      },
      {
         "op":"add",
         "path":"tShirt",
         "value":[
            {
               "tshirtSize":"L",
               "tshirtColor":"Yellow"
            }
         ]
      }
   ]
}

The multi-valued attribute looks like this after the update:

{
   "tShirt":[
      {
         "tshirtSize":"XS",
         "tshirtColor":"Orange"
      },
      {
         "tshirtSize":"XL",
         "tshirtColor":"Red"
      },
      {
         "tshirtSize":"L",
         "tshirtColor":"Yellow"
      }
   ]
}