It would benefit users to have the option to import groups from their SAML provider along with their users. Currently, the Liferay SAML 2.0 Provider does not have a user group import implementation. This means that users must implement LDAP or another custom option in order to import their SAML groups into Liferay. Implementing this feature would make this process much easier for users.
The following scenario illlustrates this:
1. Install the Liferay SAML 2.0 Provider
2. Configure Liferay to connect to the SAML Identity Provider
3. Map users to be imported to Liferay
4. Map groups to be imported to Liferay
You will note that no groups are imported even if the correct mappings are used.
Add the option to import groups into Liferay from a SAML Identity Provider.