Mapping SAML attribute to EXTERNAL_PERSON_KEY for JIT

Idea created by pw37090 on Jan 31, 2018
    Under review

    We have SAML SSO (single sign-on) and JIT (Just in Time) account provisioning working in our test Blackboard environment but we are missing an element.


    Our EXTERNAL_PERSON_KEY is different from the USER_ID for students.


    Within the identity provider (Azure) we can pick up the EXTERNAL_PERSON_KEY datum and add it to a SAML attribute. For example we have mapped the Azure provided EXTERNAL_PERSON_KEY to the Blackboard home telephone number attribute for a user.


    Currently it is not possible to map the EXTERNAL_PERSON_KEY separately and as a different value from USER_ID in Blackboard.


    Please add this capability.


    Many thanks,


    Paul (NUI Galway)

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