University of Montana (UM) is currently using Grouper in a TIER deployment model. While still in it's infancy, we have begun to utilize a number of TIER-recommended practices, including:
- Organization of the UM institution members' roles, departments, etc., using Grouper reference groups.
- Using grouper-loader to import high level cohorts into reference groups.
- Creating access policy groups for applications using composite groups of reference groups, almost exclusively
- Driving SSO authorization for services with Shibboleth IdP, using a Grouper data connector.
Additionally we have utilized Grouper reference groups to drive provisioning into select services for cohorts such as, active employees/faculty/students for services like Adobe and Tableau.
UM continues to strive to maintain a TIER compliant state for its identity access management practices so that we can be fully supportive of our education and research communities with Internet2 member standards.