We’re working on a self-registration service for our cluster using the /register redirect feature within OOD which detects authenticated users that don’t have system accounts and redirects them to the /register link. This builds on the user_map_cmd, map_fail_uri, and register_uri config variables. It makes complete sense that this is not a core part of OOD since the approach to registering users is so site specific and I like the hooks that OOD does provide.
I’m interested to learn what approaches or canned apps other sites are using to register their users (possibly triggered by OOD redirect). Is this always a custom in-house app or are there front ends that are taking care of some of the details?
Our current account create process is mostly automated but triggered by a manual action after receiving a support request. We are building a Flask-based frontend that leverages the web SSO auth already used by OOD to identify the user and allow them to initiate their own account creation. It’s nothing fancy or uncommon, and every web site does it. I’m curious to learn more about how other HPC sites are approaching this.
Thanks for any insights.