DoIT Shared Tools - Wiki - Self-Enrollment

UW-Madison affiliated users with a NetID can self-enroll to create their account in the DoIT Wiki.

What happens in self-enrollment

If a NetID user, who does not have an account in the Wiki, navigates to a Wiki page that requires an authenticated user or the user clicks on the "Log In" link they will be redirected to NetID authentication. Once they sign in with their NetID and password they will go to a form that requests their name and email address. After the form is completed, their account in the Wiki will be immediately created and they will be redirected to the originally requested Wiki page. The account will be added to the confluence-users group and to any UDDS groups as set by their employment unit.

How is this useful?

Much content in the Wiki is granted to authenticated users represented by confluence-users group. If a new user navigates to this content, their account will be created on the fly and they will be able to access the content immediately and seamlessly. In particular, pages that allow any campus user to comment will now be useful as commenters will not need to be setup in advance.

If you need to grant additional space or page permissions to a user. You can ask the user to go to and click on the Log In link and let you know when it is done. Their account will be created and you can then grant them additional permissions under the "Space Tools" button in the lower left.  Where possible use UDDS groups to add people programmatically to your space.

Why was this done?

While not satisfying all user administration delegation requirements, this was an easy initial step that will enable more campus users to participate in DoIT projects exposed on the Wiki.

Who can self-enroll?

Only persons with an active UW-Madison NetID. Other users must be created via an email request to

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Keywords:self enroll sign up shib groups   Doc ID:9353
Owner:Teresa A.Group:Shared Tools
Created:2009-03-18 19:00 CDTUpdated:2019-09-10 14:44 CDT
Sites:DoIT Staff, Shared Tools
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