Allow Ares to receive additional attributes, such as first name, last name, email, and department, from Shibboleth.
Allow for Ares to recognize additional user attributes in remote auth headers. User status (student, faculty) would also be helpful. The info would be used to populate the user record in Ares.
Arnold Chee commented
Having patron status provided by the authentication method would reduce library staff effort. They wouldn't necessarily have to use an independent directory or tool to verify that a patron is eligible to become an instructor. They could trust the status in the Ares user record to determine that. It's not automatic, but it does eliminate work. Thanks!