Contribute to the DSpace Development Fund

The newly established DSpace Development Fund supports the development of new features prioritized by DSpace Governance. For a list of planned features see the fund wiki page.

Title (Goal)

users should be able to receive authentication & authorisation through external platforms

Primary ActorSystem
Scopeoverall system
Levelhigh summary level
Story (A paragraph or two describing what happens)

Sally is a student and has an account on her university's external authentication system. In order to submit her thesis to DSpace, she needs to be authenticated on the system. Therefore, she clicks the "Login" button in the side navigation in DSpace, and is redirected to her university's external authentication system. She can sign-in to DSpace with the credentials she uses for other of the university's applications as well.

When successfully logged in, she is automatically granted the correct permissions based on the information returned by the external authentication system. As such, she can now submit her thesis in the repository.