(To be clear, this is not a question about setting up SSO, although setting up Identity Connect or similar for our Salesforce environment would probably be a prerequisite to what I want to do.)
Basically, we have a service we sell that authenticates against our Active Directory. Let's call them widgets, for simplicity's sake. We're using Salesforce as our CRM, and have created a custom object for these widget logins. Currently, when a customer orders a new widget, someone enters that data into Salesforce, and then kicks the request over to IT to create the account in Active Directory (and other places). It's an inefficient process, and I'd like to automate it, ideally, by having a Salesforce form/process/workflow that would create an appropriate account in Active Directory based on the custom widget object.
Is this possible? And if so, what would I need, broadly speaking, to make this happnen?