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Notes: Grouper Call of  Wed., July  1, 2015 


Chris Hyzer, U. Penn, Chair

Tom Barton, U, Chicago

Misagh Moayyed, Unicon

David Langenberg, U. Chicago

Emily Eisbruch, Internet2  

New Action Items - from July 1, 2015

[AI] (Chris) will edit this Grouper Product Specs page to add more info on servlet containers, including the Java 8 issue.

Carry Over Action Items

AI] (Chris) look at using Eclipse for corrupt jars issue NOT done

[AI] (Shilen) work on supporting virtual attributes for the subject name and description using _expression_ language DONE there is a patch

[AI] (Chris)  run the unit tests with patches and send commands to John G. Update: Chris working on it, framework is working, need to make configs for 100 more prompt.

Note: Chris working on a patch creator, to facilitate the process of releasing patches

[AI] (Chris) look at silent mode for patching, needs config files and a default..  Chris will look at patches for PSP also

[AI] (Tom and Chris) invite Chris Phillips to an upcoming Grouper-Dev call.  Chris will send Tom a draft email

Team wants to have option to send SCIM messages and want to talk with Chris about SCIM format options, prospects. Align on where standard is and is going and what Grouper will do with it.

[AI] (DaveL) follow up on provisioning empty groups to LDAP to be sure the solution is documented TODO

[AI] (Emily) bring pen testing need into TIER process -- by adding pen testing to TIER Core Components spreadsheet about tools and processes being used across core projects (DONE)


Issue roundup

  • GRP-1091 – loader with path and display name changes

  • GRP-1142 – no audit entry for end date disabling membership

  • Tim Darby – Kafka messaging

  • GRP-1140 – virtual attributes for subject name and description

  • GRP-1138 – patch for auditing on import/export

  • Git issue #43 – loses track of LDAP connection

    • vt-ldap is not supported anymore

    • replaced with lldaptive:

    • used by Shib IDP 3

    • decision: Grouper should move in direction of using ldaptive.

    • It’s now on Grouper roadmap

  • Should we use Git in addition to JIRA for issue tracking?

    • no, using both for issue tracking can be confusing

    • CAS moved from JIRA to Git

      • reason: account creating simper in Git

      • did not lose any functionality

      • JIRA give ability to create private issue, Git does not have that

      • CAS project created a workaround

    • This JIRA or Git issue - to be decided along with the TIER team

  • GRP-1143 – selective LDAP provisioning

  • Yuvraj GWU – active directory flat provisioning error

  • U Minn – disabling import

  • CMU configurable batchsize for change log consumer

  • Notre Dame and servlet containers, do we have a wiki on that?

    • there are periodic questions on this, what is our recommendation?

    • Chris thinks most people use Tomcat and that is what the installer uses

    • Dave: in the LITE UI, we must use Tomcat 6, can’t use Tomcat 7 or 8, based on how the EL gets interpreted

[AI] (Chris) will edit this Grouper Product Specs page to add more info on servlet containers, including the Java 8 issue.

  • GRP-1141 – script exception on java 8

  • Automatic patch creation - Chris working on this

  • GWU – pre group update hook

  • CMU – unique case insensitive name hook

  • Berkeley and UI/WS testing

  • Lafayette monitoring of grouper loader

New Grouper Team member to replace DaveL - review of applicants is in the works

Next Grouper call: Wed. July 15 at noon ET

Emily Eisbruch, Work Group Lead, Trust and Identity

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