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Re: [grouper-users] group membership rules ?

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  • From: "GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing" <>
  • To: Tom Zeller <>, Grouper Users <>
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] group membership rules ?
  • Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2007 09:52:19 +0100


Grouper does not have a 'rules' engine for determining group memberships. Memberships have to be maintained either by hand i.e. the UI, or by a 'Loader'. In the future there may be membership aging.

I'm sure some kind of rules engine would be very useful but I don't think there is one on the roadmap at present. It would probably be worth starting a discussion to gather requirements. In principle, a rules engine could be developed to use the Grouper API, but otherwise be independent of it. It could run as a daemon or, perhaps more likely, as a cron job.


--On 04 April 2007 12:30 -0500 Tom Zeller

I'm welcome to ideas regarding how to handle when "something" about a
group member changes that should result in adding or removing (or
disabling ?) the member from the group. For example, given a helpdesk
group which consists of full-time staff and transient student-workers
and which has elevated privileges, is there a Grouper-way to remove a
student-worker from the group when their employment ends ?

I was thinking of something like a group membership rule which says each
member must have a particular attribute.

If I missed something in the docs or wherever please point me in the
right direction.

Thank you,

GW Brown, Information Systems and Computing

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