Notes: Grouper Call of Wed. Feb. 25, 2015 at noon ET
Tom Barton, U. Chicago, chair
Chris Hyzer, U. Penn, facilitator for this call
Jim Fox, U. Washington
Shilen Patel, Duke
Emily Eisbruch, Internet2, scribe
New Action Items
[AI] (Chris) create a JIRA for UI with more info about composites
Carry Over Action Items
[AI] (DaveL) record ideas about handling categories based on the Feb. 11 Grouper call discussion on the Post PSP Provisioning page
[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
[AI] (DaveL) Follow Up with Michael Girgis, U. Chicago, and see if Chicago does any sort of validation of websites for accessibility using some kind of Tools. (email sent)
[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 do training videos on upgrading and patching.
[AI] (Shilen) create Grouper training videos on the new Grouper UI (first four are done, one left)
[AI] Tom to bring pen testing need into TIER process (remains long term)
Good work, Kudos to Brown! Thank you for sharing these Grouper Training Videos with the community.
MichaelG, U. Chicago (in a Feb 12, 2015 email to DaveL) suggested these tools:
Michael G noted in his email to DaveL
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Leaving group which revokes privs (and removing own privs)
Chris has worked on this, see patch
There are still some potential issues
Chris plans a few more tweaks
Q: what about this issue and the Admin UI?
Chris may look at this
Organize administrative guides on wiki
Thanks to Chris for handling this.
UI with more info about composites
issue raised by Michael Gettes
[AI] (Chris) will create a JIRA for UI w more info about composites
Unique search in LDAP source? (Multiple_Results param?)
person who raised this found a resolution. Not sure that additional follow up is needed.
Loader looking up all subjects???
Shilen raised this.
Chris will look into it
Chris created a patch for this. It’s on demo server
Voot on demo
Chris will work on this
Grouper on SQL server
there are multiple issues using Grouper w SQL server
case insensitive issue with MySQL
proposed solution: Grouper should not have a load that’s case insensitive
there could be a hook to create an error if there are 2 groups w same name but different case
could be useful if you provision to LDAP
Q: what about case and internationalization?
A: still a problem w MySQL
Q: what about LDAP and UTF-8?
A: it’s a problem, but we are not sure of all details
We want Grouper to be provisionable to LDAP without issues, but hard to know all possible problems. Some deployers may be able to create their own hooks to address their issues
Subject search field tab change focus give error
Question from Andrew Morgan
Chris will look into this
Patching a source UI/WS
Chris will look into this, if you have source and apply patches, it will put the patches in the directories.
Q: how would upgrades work?
A: Upgrades in the installer build a new , and compare and copy files over.
API being loosely coupled in a different place makes it a bit more complex.
Chris will look into this
Composite issue with transactions
Chris : could do this on start-up, checking for logged transactions
Chris will look at this issue
Loader from CSV?
One time loads can be done from the UI
We could add this if people need it, will wait to hear on list
Privs on composite group
There is now a patch for this
Issues with “edit memberships and privileges”
Chris created a patch. Shilen will do more testing
Emily has implemented this community request for better categorized use cases.
This is done using Confluence labels on the community contributions and then aggregating topics using the “Content By Labels” macro.
Provisioning posix integer IDs?
Shilen is making great progress on training videos for the New Grouper UI. See the first four of five at:
Should we have multiple formats?
Chris thinks yes. Need DaveL on the call to address this topic
A next step : document how a configuration might look for a consumer. A concern is config on server side. Need to look at implementation of the message bus
Handling of effective memberships can be an issue
Grouper BOF at 2015 Global Summit in DC
Tuesday, Apr 28, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Grouper IAM Online: June 10, 2015 at 2pm ET
-Get some campuses to talk about what they are doing with Grouper 2.2
Next Grouper Call: Wed. March. 11, 2015 at noon ET