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Re: [grouper-users] Wheel Group Use

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  • From: Thomas M Goerger <>
  • To: Tom Barton <>
  • Cc:
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] Wheel Group Use
  • Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 11:09:26 -0500 (CDT)

Okay, I've found the problem. I had the groups.wheel.use and attributes set to the proper values. However, there
was an extra space at the end of each that seemed to be throwing things
off. Once I removed these, I'm now seeing the dropdown in the proper



On Sun, 29 Jun 2008, Tom Barton wrote:

> 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,
> Tom
> Thomas M Goerger wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Tom Goerger
> > University of Minnesota
> > Academic Computing - Internet Services
> >
> >

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