This topic is discussed in the "Grouper Toolkit Components" training video.
Here is an overview of components in the Grouper Toolkit.
Component (with link to more info)
Installs the Grouper API, quickstart data, UI, WS, client, and PSP.
The core of the Grouper system.
Handles the connection with a site's existing Identity Management operations
Registry/repository of Grouper data
Command line for interacting with the Grouper API, including XML import / export
Allows application developers to leverage Grouper (SOAP and REST)
A java client for Grouper web services
Synchronizes group memberships based on an external data source. This also runs various daemons and should be run in any Grouper installation
A command line process that can handle many Grouper tasks
Available in Grouper 2.2 and above, allows browsing tree structure, managing groups, managing favorites and more.
User-friendly interfaces for a variety of tasks. Note: In version Grouper 2.4 all remaining functions have been ported to the new UI, and the LITE UI has been removed from the default distribution. However, for institutions that still require the legacy LITE UI, it can be added back from a custom patch.
Exposes much of the API's capabilities
Allows you to attach metadata to objects in the registry
Logs changes and allows for notification to external systems (using XMPP, HTTPS, and other connectors )
See the overview to learn about roles and permissions, rules, enable/disable dates and more
Configurable declarative scripts that run at certain times and perform specified actions
Supports external or federated users
Reports on the health of Grouper
Provisions Grouper objects to targets
Connectors (with link to more info)
Enable Grouper to interface with an ESB
Allows integration with Kuali Rice
Allows integration with SCIM (available in Grouper 2.2 and above)
Implements the Atlassian access and profile providers
implements the VOOT specification
Allows sharing a group between two Grouper management systems
Grouper Architecture Diagram