Grouper is an enterprise access management system designed for the highly distributed management and diverse information technology environment common to universities. Grouper is one of the key components in the InCommon Trusted Access Platform.
New Features in Grouper v4
Grouper v4 includes many helpful new features, as listed below, as well as the enhancements provided in Grouper 2.5 updates.
The upgrade from 2.5 (more recent) to v4 is not a substantial change. The database did not change much.
You are required to use a container when running Grouper. This will ensure you have consistent directory structure, the correct version of libraries, and low risk and low effort upgrades. There are instructions to make using the container as easy as possible.
|The Grouper provisioning framework is being maintained and finished in v4|
|Provisioning configuration 'start with'||Common patterns for provisioning configuration|
|JEXL scripted groups||More complex policies than traditional composites|
|Edit select attributes on group screen||Certain common attributes can be viewed/edited on group screen|
|Load data from provisioners||Add loader for provisioners (not SQL or LDAP) like Duo or Zoom|
|Add WS authn options||Trusted JWT WS, self-service JWT WS, OIDC WS|
|Duo role provisioner||Admin roles provisioned to Duo|
|Box provisioner||Provisioning to box|
|SQL provisioner||Provisioning to databases|
|Azure provisioner||Provisioning to azure|
|Provisioning diagnstics||Get feedback on provisioning configuration|
|Google provisioner||Provisioning to google|
|Folder security and performance improvements||Users only see folders they should be able to see, with good performance. Add folder VIEW privilege|
|OSGI plugins||Ability to sandbox plugins in their own classloader|
To learn more about the Grouper 2.6 release, to download the software and release notes, for upgrade instructions, and a link to a Grouper demo server, please visit: https://spaces.internet2.edu/display/Grouper/Grouper+Downloads
For an introduction to Grouper, please see the Grouper Deployment Guide.
Grouper features a comprehensive suite of free online training videos and an active and supportive user community.
Chris Hyzer on behalf of the Grouper Team