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  • Chris Hyzer, Penn, Chair
  • Shilen Patel, Duke
  • Chad Redman, UNC
  • Bert Bee-Lindgren, GA Tech
  • Carey Black, the Ohio State University
  • Vivek Sachdiva, independent 

Grouper Action Items are here

REMINDER: Grouper Training in June 18-19, 2019 : 


Issue Roundup  

  • May 1, 2019 - Web Service Call for Group Audit - Jeffrey Crawford UCLA
  • May 1, 2019 - What DB do you use for Grouper Registry? Baron Fujimoto, Hawaii
  • May 6, 2019 - SQL provisioning - Chris Hyzer
  • May 7, 2019 - Jar missing when installing Grouper 2.4.0 - Reid Watson Auckland
  • Jetty jar… revisit later.
  • May 8   - Grouper 2.3 creating ddlscripts folder and trying to run the script while deploying the ui and ws wars - Siju Jacob, Rutgers
  • May 8 - Grouper Types work - Chris Hyzer  
  • May 9 - Problem w importing now fixed - Chris Hyzer
  • May 10 - Suddenly getting error after obliterateStem - Jeffrey Crawford UCLA
  • May 10 - RuleApi.vetoMembershipIfNotInGroup only works with direct membership -Crawford, UCLA
  • Local entities and who can create them
  • Can you delete a group if used somewhere and you don’t have access?  Notify?
  • Can you delete an attribute definition is used somewhere and you don’t have access?   Notify?
  • Where grouper discussions / decisions happen
  • ROOT folder of tomcat, redirect to grouper from root domain name
  • Updating tomcat more regularly
  • Visualization legend/key
  • Visualization arrows
  • GDG bundle
  • AD groups gettes/bert
  • Loader display name misconfiguration
  • find bad memberships out of memory
  • rules and change log and daemons (effective memberships)
  • finding provisionable groups
  • session about serverless grouper
  • audits going to text file/splunk

Current work tasks, and next tasks

  Vivek Types updates

  • Auto assign types to folders ( based on folder names )
  • Types inherited to all sub folders ( currently no way to block inheritance to a child. Just assign the type at lower levels instead of at higher parent. )
  • Workflow
    • Simple workflow
    • Interface to external workflow like service now
    • How does messaging fit in
    • UI / emails
    • Kicks off workflow
    • How grouper implements the black box (open source or simple code)
    • Auditing

 Chris –  Javamail options, Database provisioning, Local entities, Training

  • “Simple approval” tools/libs to use?
  • Local entity via UI.
  • Page to view Local entity. ( like subject object )
  • Patch creation for Vivek work.


  • – PSPNG patches
  • Working on AD changes for gettes
  • Java has changed how it does set subtraction
    • removeAll doesnt work the same for case insensitive

   Shilen – Change log performance, folder attestation?  Report attestation?

  • Released change log patch
  • [AI Shilen] send note to list about patch
  • Attestation
    • On folders
    • Somebody or some group would be attesting to all groups in that folder
    • Challenge (not all groups needs to be attested, or different users have different access on groups in folder)
    • Change to attestation on reports, reports have more flexibility
    • One issue, how to tie report to actions in grouper
    • Attestation based off of a report
    • Point of attestation: reminders, and audit trail
    • Only grouper admins can create reports
    • Attributes of attestation (identifier of report)
    • Group or folder report attestation
    • Add feature for group to attest

  Chad Visualization improvements

  • Legend ( via graphiz )
  • Request to change direction of arrows (WIP)
  • Membership is now doing paged queries.
  • Target release in June.
  • Add group types to visualization ( text in box )

Next Grouper Call: Wed May 29, 2019

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