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Re: [grouper-dev] recent SPML activity

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  • From: Tom Zeller <>
  • To: "RL 'Bob' Morgan" <>, Grouper Dev <>
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  • Subject: Re: [grouper-dev] recent SPML activity
  • Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 16:32:10 -0500
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>> The question remains whether any vendors will implement, but the difference
>> these days (seems to me) is there's a lot more provisioning into cloud
>> services going on, motivating a standards-based approach in a way that trad
>> products for enterprise deployment (eg, well, Grouper) doesn't.
>>  - RL "Bob"

On the PSTC call today, a question arose (paraphrasing) "what
distinguishes provisioning a cloud service from a non-cloud service ?"

A nice answer would be "standardization", but the two cloud services
I'm interested in provisioning groups to, Google Apps and Microsoft's
(I haven't even looked at Facebook APIs), don't natively
support SPML (yet ?).

However, standardizing attributes (ala inetOrgPerson) seems to have
consensus as a good idea, and apparently was slated for post SPMLv2
work but was dropped. Standardized attribute exchange across
organizations might be accomplished via a default (but optional) SPML
schema. I would think there's lots of expertise here (in higher-ed)
regarding such attribute work.

I've cc'd the newly formed
list - apologies
for duplicate messages.


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