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Re: [grouper-users] Wheel Group Use

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  • From: Tom Barton <>
  • To: Thomas M Goerger <>
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  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] Wheel Group Use
  • Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 09:17:17 -0500

When you authenticate as a Entity in the wheel group, the GUI displays a widget at the top-right, under the grouper logo, to switch between acting as self and acting as admin.

If that widget does not appear, and if the GUI is unmodified, it must be either because the Entity you logged in as isn't or can't be matched to one that's a member of the wheel group, or because wheel group support isn't appropriately configured in (check the groups.wheel.use and properties).

To test the first possibility, after logging in to the GUI go to Search and enter the username that you authenticated with. It should pull up all of the details of an Entity that belongs to the wheel group, which can be verified by looking at the wheel group's members and clicking on the name of the one you believe to be the same, and comparing its Entity details with the one you logged in as.

Hope this helps,

Thomas M Goerger wrote:

How does a wheel group user create stems and groups from within the GUI?
I've got my wheel group set up. Right now, it is the only stem and group
that is present in the database, so I want to be able to use this account
to start creating my db structure. Right now, when I log into Grouper as
one of these wheel group users, I don't have any options to create groups,
or even to manage the wheel group itself. Do the wheel group users need
to have special privileges in the wheel group, or is there a way to switch
over from being a 'normal' user to acting as Grouper System? I've got
Tomcat auth off now, so I could switch this back on, and go back in as
GrouperSystem, but I'd like to avoid doing this for obvious reasons.


Tom Goerger
University of Minnesota
Academic Computing - Internet Services

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