Subject: Grouper Users - Open Discussion List
- Subject: starting out with grouper
- Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 07:56:03 -0400 (EDT)
Apologies if this message is recieved twice sympa appears to dislike my
adress alternating between @ncl.ac.uk and @newcastle.ac.uk so i am using the
web based posting feature.
I'm starting out with grouper and the first thing that I am struggling with
is to see is how I start out using it with my userbase. Are there any guides
on how to use grouper with a large userbase (73k users)? I've looked at the
documentation and I can see how to bootstrap the wheel group  and I can
see some example code for adding a user .
However I'm a bit confused as to how I best to bulk add users. Should I
write something based on the AddLocalSubject code, or should I be using
the import tool  and figuring out how to get my userbase into an xml file?
Or should I be looking at some kind of integration with existing ldap stores
via the subject API and Source interface ?
I have already deployed shibboleth login and can propagate that to tomcat so
the authentication angle is sorted.
If anyone is looking for use cases my use case is that I need to have a group
that identifies both medical staff and students. Medical students can easily
be identified by querying a course databases to see who is on a medical
course. Medical staff have to be registered by hand after a conversation with
a medical librarian, the purpose of the conversation is to see if they are a
medic and may involve looking at their contract. Once a user is identified
as "medical" they can look at autopsy videos held outside the institute 
and accessed via shibboleth. This looks like the kind of problem that
grouper aims to solve. I have many more potential usecases and see grouper as
potentially a useful service for the entire campus.
- starting out with grouper, caleb . racey, 09/12/2006
- Re: [grouper-users] starting out with grouper, GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing, 09/12/2006
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