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Next Grouper Call: Thursday Sept. 22 at noon ET, instead of usual Wednesday timeslot


This Sept. 6, 2016 call was on Tuesday, a change from the regular Wednesday call schedule. The next call will also deviate from the regular Wednesday call schedule.


Chris Hyzer, Penn, Chair

Shilen Patel, Duke 

Bert Bee-Lindgren, Georgia Tech

Jim Fox, U Washington

Shaun Koh, U of Auckland, New Zealand

Misagh Moayyed, Unicon

Emily Eisbruch, Internet2


Action Items

[AI] (Bert) respond on Grouper applications stuck after time of inactivity issue

[AI] (Emily) start slides for the TechEx Grouper BOF using Google Presentation 

[AI] (Chris)  try build again related to the PSP NG issues

[AI] (Chris) Configure sources.xml as properties file,

[AI] (Chris) work on ehcache xml (currently in progress)

[AI]  (Bert) respond to inquiry on Grouper-Users list on June 30  re pspng error,

[AI]  (Chris)  Add to jira or roadmap and talk to Bert and John Gasper re Rules on an individual’s membership),  

[AI] (Bert) Put these in jira: Grace Periods, Membership Rules, People/Account subjects

[AI] (Misagh and Chris) work together on merge of multiple web.xml files for the gradle work

[AI] (Bert) Create patch for case-sensitivity issue [checking fix in docker first]

[AI]  (Emily) switch Chris’s  Camtasia licence  from PC to MAC

[AI] (Bert)  document the solution to “turn off old psp issue” that was raised on the list

[AI] (Bert) create PSP-NG Training Video (after necessary patches) using Camtasia


PSP-NG issues from Shaun Koh, University of Auckland

-provisioning of nested groups via the PSPNG

-deletion of groups that have the `provision_to` or `do_not_provison_to` attributes assigned or are within a folder that have been assigned the attributes.

  • Bert has been working on addressing the issues

  • Has worked on the stem attribute error issue, some changes not populated

  • Now duplicating the LDAP and attribute issues that have been found

  • Bert has created Jiras

  • Hope to have a patch available the week of  Sept 12

  • Shaun: sounds good. Will be in contact via email

Current work tasks

Vivek – TIER API

  • Making progress

Misagh - gradle - AI get back to misagh after getting email from Misagh

 Bert – PSPNG (and followup on Shaun Koh concerns)

 AI: Chris to try build again related to the PSP NG issues

Chris – config overlays, instrumentation collector

Shilen – instrumentation 

  • Starting creating daemon to collect basic information

  • Institution: how to do this?  Domain name?  Public suffix list?  Simple way without adding dependency?  Use domain name without hostname (thing before first dot)

  • Use java whois library?

  • Version from GrouperVersion class

  • Membership changes looking at audit.  [AI] Shilen Add jira to add index in 2.4 to make this faster

  • PSPNG look for change log consumer


Shilen also working on Bad membership finder daemon

  • Make patch live


Bill – TIER Grouper deployment guide

  • 1st call of the TIER Grouper Deployment Guide WG was Wed. Aug. 31 --  Talked about ABAC access control paper

  • Next call will be Wed. Sept. 14

Internet2 Tech Ex in Miami

  • Grouper BOF at Tech Ex in Miami

Tuesday 9/27/16 2:30PM-3:20PM

[AI] (Emily) start slides for the Grouper BOF using Google Presentation

 Topics for Grouper BOF:

  • Welcome

  • Survey to see who is running what, what level of experience people are

  • Feeling on instrumentation

  • What’s on your mind

  • What the team has been doing

  • Patches

  • Grouper Roadmap 

  • Planning for Next Release

  • Next 6 months

  • Grouper and TIER

  • Grouper instrumentation

  • User stories

  • Plug for Community Contributions

  • Grouper Provisioning: Locally and Cloud program session at Tech Ex in Miami

Monday, 09/26/16 10:20AM-11:10AM


Issue roundup from the  Grouper Email lists

Issues on the list regarding installing Grouper. 

Chris will follow up

Grouper applications stuck after time of inactivity issue… vt-ldap setting?

-Use “Validate on Check out” setting

Looks like there are options to validate on checkin and checkout.

[AI] (Bert) respond on Grouper applications stuck after time of inactivity issue

U. Buffalo: problem with running the Loader

  • Shilen responded to this inquiry

Next Grouper Call:  Thursday, Sept 22 at noon ET (also a change from the regular Wed Call)




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