To reproduce this:
- Ensure you have configurable workflow active, and not the legacy workflow
- Submit an item to a collection that doesn't have any workflow steps enabled. Submission should appear in recent submissions immediately after the original submission.
- As admin, look at the dc.description.provenance metadata field
You will see something like:
While you are also expecting details about the submitter in there.
In contrast, when a workflow step IS active, there IS an entry that references the original submitter:
This is an important issue for repositories with many different submitters, and where workflow steps are turned off. Without a fix for this, it is not possible for admins to see which items were submitted by which EPeople.