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Training in the Grouper Access Management Software

Hosted by Temple University

Learn more here.

November 12 - 13, 2019

Registration is open! ← ← ← 

Training Overview

This two-day session will focus on the InCommon Trusted Access Platform packaged Grouper software (formerly known as TIER) -- including installation and configuration with a mix of lecture, hands-on training, and discussion. The target audience for this workshop is anyone interested in implementing access governance the "InCommon way", and includes novices and folks who already have some Grouper experience (although knowledge of identity management concepts and related implementation experience is strongly recommended).

The modules start with Grouper basics and progress through new Grouper features, access governance, Grouper security model, and Grouper administration. The session culminates in with an access governance practicum that incorporates the InCommon Trusted Access Platform suite of components and provides a "full IAM stack" experience.

Thinking about modernizing your operations? This is the right place. This is an opportunity to learn about the DevOps approach to managing your development and operations and how you can use the Docker containerized version of the software to streamline your work load. All of the training is done in a virtual machine (VM) environment, so you won’t need to know the details about containers.

A more-detailed look at the curriculum is at the end of this page.

Here is what you can expect:

  • A two-day, directed self-paced workshop

  • Hands-on exercises
  • Experienced trainers providing overviews and one-on-one help 

  • Discussions on configuration and suggested practices for federation

  • Attendance is limited to 40

This workshop will offer the chance to:

  • Gain experience with the Docker container version of Grouper

  • Discuss how to configure and run the software in production

  • Discuss integration with other identity management components

Tuition Rates*

Collaboration Success Program Alumni

InCommon Participant / Internet2 member

Non-Participant / Non-Member

Early Bird Rate

(for registrations through May 13, 2019)

Regular Rate$1,500$2,000$2,500

* Ample caffeine and snacks are included in the tuition rate (morning break service, lunch, and an afternoon break service

Curriculum Outline

Day One

  1. Grouper Basics (101)

  2. Grouper Advanced Features

  3. What’s new in Grouper 2.4

  4. Grouper Access Governance (201)

  5. Grouper Security Model (211)

Day Two

  1. Grouper Administration (301)

  2. Access Governance Practicum Part 1 (401)

  3. Access Governance Practicum Part 2 (401)

  4. Wrap up and IAM discussion

Agenda Outline

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 12 -13



8:30 a.m.

Check-in opens

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Workshop Kicks Off

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. - Noon


Noon - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - 2:30 p.m.


2:30 - 2:45 p.m.


2:45 - 5:00 p.m.


5:00 p.m.

Workshop Ends

Link to Grouper Training Environment Wiki 

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