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Notes: Grouper Call of  Wed. March 11, 2015 at noon ET


Tom Barton, U. Chicago, chair

Chris Hyzer, U. Penn

Jim Fox, U. Washington

Shilen Patel, Duke

Dave Langenberg, U. Chicago

New Action Items from March 11, 2015

[AI] (Chris) work on moving objects via web service

 [AI] (Chris) show example of Person Web Service to illustrate how we might proceed regarding message formats.  Include configuration example. 

Carry Over Action Items

[AI] (DaveL) record ideas about handling categories (Brown’s case) based on the Feb. 11 Grouper call discussion on the Post PSP Provisioning page (TODO)

[AI] (Misagh and Chris) test the unmappable character  issue using Unicode. Then create wiki page to document the approach.

[AI] (DaveL) follow up on provisioning empty groups to LDAP to be sure the solution is documented (TODO)

[AI] (Dave) as we go, document areas where SCIM may need improvement so we can add to the wishlist for SCIM 3. (ongoing TODO)  Page with list

[AI] Chris produce training videos on upgrading and patching. [Upgrade one is done but has a quiz bug. Patching is 75% done]

[AI] Tom to bring pen testing need into TIER process (remains long term)


Removing self's privs to groups, folders, else? 

Pull Request waiting for part of this. Do we need a process to approve?

Chris proposed workaround approach, Misagh’s code appears to implement reasonably. But there’s a concern: doesn’t work that great in Eclipse. So maybe put an option in config that defaults to On and developers can turn off for their purposes? Also optimizes UI performance for high volume environments.

[AI]  Chris talk with Misagh about adding that to the pull request. (done)

Moving objects via web service

[AI] (Chris) work on moving objects via web service

posixGroup provisioning

Dave is actively debugging.

Voot connector?

Issue seems to have been addresses.

Unicode chars conveyed by JDBC subject source

Chris trying to figure this out.

Provisioning very large membership

Limits need to be observed in various places in the grouper architecture. Connectors should have a strategy. WS has paging controls but could be improved. For PSP … document the workaround that was found, and focus effort on its replacement.

LDAP_GROUP_LIST displayName not updating

Chris looking into this one.

  message formats

Substantial discussion ensued. Decided to default the “Grouper ESB” format, make a “Grouper Header” subsection in which to stick Grouper-specific metadata. Recognize need for additional formats like SCIM, that we won’t solve this problem in one step. We may need some eventual changes to SCIM to make extension more useful.

[AI] Chris will show example of Person Web Service to illustrate how we might proceed regarding message formats.  Include configuration example.


 Grouper BoF @ I2 Global Summit, Tuesday, April 28 at noon ET

What's it take for a group to have global reach?

discuss on a future call. 

Next Grouper Call: Wed. March. 25, 2015 at noon ET



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