Subject: Grouper Users - Open Discussion List
- From: "GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing" <>
- To: ,
- Subject: Re: [grouper-users] starting out with grouper
- Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 13:13:30 +0100
If you have an existing LDAP directory then using the JNDI source adapter is the best way of making your users available to Grouper. A sample configuration should be commented out in sources.xml. Documentation is available at:
--On 12 September 2006 07:56 -0400
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.
GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing
- 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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