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  • From: Tom Barton <>
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  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] import, command line parameters....
  • Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 20:42:56 -0600

I've got to admit, tho, that I'm still not clear about the desired properties of searchSubject and searchSubjectByIdentifier .... how does one choose which ldap attributes to use for each of them? Do browser users ever see either one? or are they always internal?

The Subject API v0.2.1 wiki page has this to say:


The "getSubject" method is used to select a specific subject from the back-end identity store, for example, to show the name and department of a person belonging to a group.

The "getSubjectByIdentifier" method enables identifying a subject by means of a column or attribute different from that used as the subjectId. For example, if a UI user authenticates with a loginId, but the subjectId is an opaque registryId, this method is used to identify the subject given their loginId.

The "search" method is used to help a UI user select the subject they want from a list. It is typically implemented as a substring search on several non-identifying columns or attributes such as lastname, firstname, and department. The results of a search are displayed in a checkbox list to the UI user.


That follows a table associating these 3 subject API interface methods with their declaration syntax in the sources.xml file.

Read all about subject v0.2.1 at <>, which is linked in to the Grouper "API Configuration" page of the Grouper documentation at located <>.


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