I have a new owncloud installation that authenticate to our LDAP server, but I also create external users who need to access our system. Ideally I'd like owncloud to email a newly created users a link that they can use to login and create their own password (like a password reset link). Unfortunately I always have to send them a separate email saying
"You've just received a notice indicating than an account has been created for you. Please try llogging into owncloud with a made-up password and then, when it fails, click the "Wrong password. Reset Password?" link. Enter your username and then a password reset link will be sent to you"
That is pretty awkward. Yes I could send them the password that I entered when I created the account, but
1) That is insecure
2) They may not change it when they log-in, which is more insecure.
Ideally, I shouldn't enter a password at all. I should just create a user by entering an email address and ownlcoud should send the "password reset" link to them.