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Re: [grouper-dev] Grouper provisioning to Box

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  • From: David Langenberg <>
  • To: Tom Barton <>
  • Cc: "" <>
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-dev] Grouper provisioning to Box
  • Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2016 14:14:32 +0000
  • Accept-language: en-US

Just to add some technical detail, What we are doing is provisioning groups
via SAML, not using what most folks would think of when they think grouper
provisioned groups.


David Langenberg
Identity Management Architect
The University of Chicago
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> On Jan 7, 2016, at 6:45 AM, Tom Barton
> <>
> wrote:
> UChicago is about to use a grouper -> Box provisioner to support its first
> use case: assigning co-ownership to folders created for departmental use
> (as opposed to individual use which eventually go away after the individual
> leaves). This is very far from what one might have in mind when discussing
> "syncing groups to Box". We are starting in a very limited fashion because
> of serious limitations of Box's handling of groups. Among the most notable:
> Users must type in the names of groups to reference them, and all groups
> are in a single namespace. So don't just slap 10s or 100s of thousands of
> groups out there, and be very careful of how they are named!
> Box defaults each new group created to one whose membership is visible to
> everyone, and the group itself is visible to everyone. These defaults can
> only be changed by a Box admin, manually, in a GUI, one at a time.
> Each new group is created in Box only when one of its members first logs
> into Box, and Box only adds members to its version of a group as those
> members log in. So it's really hard for a Box admin to know when to go to
> that GUI and manually update the group's permissions, unless of course the
> use case is one in which they usually determine when that moment occurs, or
> if there are no serious consequences.
> I hope this helps,
> Tom
> --
> Tom Barton
> Senior Director for Architecture, Integration, and Security
> Chief Information Security Officer
> IT Services
> University of Chicago
> +1 773 834 1700
>> On 1/7/2016 7:16 AM, Christopher Sutherin wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We are in the process of implementing Grouper. Does anyone know it a
>> provisioner from Grouper to Box has been created?
>> Thanks,
>> Chris
>> Christopher Sutherin , DB/PS Admin, Business Systems
>> Division of Information Technology

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