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Re: [grouper-users] question about user privileges

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  • From: "GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing" <>
  • To: Joy Veronneau <>,
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] question about user privileges
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 11:03:00 +0000

Hi Joy,

Out of the box Grouper only recognises GrouperSystem and GrouperAll as subjects. All creation of stems and groups is controlled by privileges assigned to subjects - so none can be assigned to you beforehand. The instructions from Tom's email still hold, though now there is the possibility of defining a wheel group whose members have GrouperSystem privileges. You still need to create this group - so you'll have to log in as GrouperSystem.

Maybe it would be worth having an additional Ant target which would create a wheel group and assign some members? In principle the QuickStart XmlLoader contribution could be used to do this.


--On 23 January 2006 16:17 -0500 Joy Veronneau


Here is some correspondence between myself and Tom Barton from when I was
testing release 0.6.  The question was how to configure things so that
when I was logged in as user jv11, I could begin to create stems/groups.

I am wondering if things have changed for 0.9.  I'm thinking that I
shouldn't have to log in as GrouperSystem anymore?



Begin forwarded message:

From: Tom Barton
Date: October 7, 2005 11:01:07 AM EDT
To: Joy Veronneau

Subject: Re: [grouper-users] question about configuring subject


You need to make a delegation of privilege to jv11. To do so, first login
as GrouperSystem and delegate to jv11 some privilege. For example, make a
top level stem called 'joytest' and assign jv11 STEM privilege for it.
Close your browser and log back in as jv11. You can now give yourself
CREATE priv in 'joytest' and begin creating/editing groups & substems and
groups in substems, etc.


Joy Veronneau wrote:

We have an instance of the grouper ui now hooked up to our 
authentication system, so that when I go to our grouper website, I am 
recognized as "jv11".  I am wondering now how to give myself (and 
others) the privileges needed to create stems and groups etc. (i.e.  like
the GrouperSystem user).
 From reading the docs, it looks like I maybe need to make jv11 a  member
of the grouperCreator group?  Would I use the contributed  groupmgr
program to do that?
Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction :)

GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing

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