Automatic user creation upon first Shibboleth logon.
It is possible for most Shibboleth IdPs to pass the data that is collected during account creation automatically.
It would be a nice addition if the user accounts were created automatically rather than the user filling out the new user registration form.
We did spend a bit of time looking into this last year and its something we would still like to achieve. However, this is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog. It will be merged with a similar existing idea.
Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.
Alex Collins commented
We would also like this to happen, or at least pre populate the User Registration form from the Shibboleth values that we send.
Sarah Pittaway commented
We would also like to see this at Worcester - anything that makes it easier for academics to start using the system is a bonus for us. We also want to ensure that academics use their .ac.uk email addresses rather than personal ones.