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Re: [grouper-users] How do I populate diverse consumers from grouper?

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  • From: Tom Barton <>
  • To: Kathryn Huxtable <>
  • Cc: Grouper Users <>
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] How do I populate diverse consumers from grouper?
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 13:56:09 -0500

Kathryn Huxtable wrote:
Obviously I know I’ll do it via the API, but supposing I have several different kinds of groups, e.g. LDAP groups in my SunJava directory, attributes in ou=people objects, Exchange distribution lists, etc. How do I distinguish among these based on information in Grouper?

I'll assume you mean that you'd like grouper groups to be selectively provisioned in places and ways like you've mentioned, and your question is how to indicate that a particular grouper group should be provisioned in one way or another.

Is there a way to associate extra attributes with groups such that the UI can administer them?

Yes. I have on my todo list to write a page for the wiki about how use the XML import tool to load the definitions of custom group types and attributes into your Groups Registry, but once they're there you can manage them in the UI. The 2nd part of the tutorial <> shows you how.

And for the impatient (and aren't we all?), you can look at the <metadata> element in quickstart.xml to see how some custom types and attributes are declared in XML. Basically, follow that example and import your custom extensions using "ant xml-import". There's a version of this at <>.


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