I would like to know if it is possible to add people from outside your company inside you AD so they can be added as members of different mailing lists.
Clearly, I am looking for a safe way of doing this, one that would not mean that they will become real AD users.
Here is the complete use-case: I am using Jira with an Active Directory/LDAP integration, so people from inside the company would not have to ask to create accounts for them. Also, we do map Exchange Mailinglists to JIRA groups, so people can change access permissions based on memberships.
Still, the same instance is also used by external people, people that can register to have new accounts. Now these accounts are kept locally but this means that if we want to create groups for them, we need to to this from inside JIRA, and Jira allows only administrators to manager groups.
Instead, Exchange Mailinglists do have a big advantage, they can be managed by their owners or by IT department.
Now, I am looking for an approach that would allow me to apply a similar solution for external accounts (Obviously group creation would be assumed to be something that can be done only by insiders).
Is this possible, how?