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  • From: Niels van Dijk <>
  • To: Chris Hyzer <>
  • Cc: "" <>
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-dev] group specific help
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 11:22:13 +0200
  • Organization: SURFnet

Hi Chris,

Sounds like a good idea. Especially if this is implemented as
attributes. Will the webservices expose these attributes as well?


Chris Hyzer wrote:
> Hey,
> I opened this feature request, any thoughts?
> A couple of people at CAMP wondered how people know in grouper what the
> effects of assigning to users to groups or assigning grouper privileges
> would have. i.e. there are tons of groups and privileges, and maybe an
> admin has permission to assign lots of things, but what are the exact
> things the person should do to assign access?
> I think we could have a very simple way to handle this, and could be a
> built-in 2nd generation attribute... It could be an attribute which could
> be on groups or attributes, which holds some text (currently the limit is
> 4k... maybe that is an issue, or we could suggest putting some text and a
> link there). Then anyone who has "update" or "admin" privileges on that
> group or attribute would see that attribute's value in the help screen in
> the UI for example...
> The end result would be when someone logs in who has access to make
> updates, and they click on the help button in the UI, they will see
> institution specific help based on what they have access to do, potentially
> with links to more documentation.
> I wonder if wheel group members would see all help text... leaning in that
> direction...
> Thoughts?
> Chris
> Ps. This is not a high priority... but seems like it could be a quick win
> if we have time / inclination...

Niels van Dijk
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