Subject: Grouper Users - Open Discussion List
- From: THIA Jean-Marie <>
- To: Rob Hebron <>, "" <>
- Subject: RE: [grouper-users] Proposed Grouper "book"
- Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 23:01:53 +0200
- Accept-language: fr-FR
- Acceptlanguage: fr-FR
That's a great idea Rob !
It is not always easy to find the right information in the wiki. I think that
I miss an outline like in books !
It will be great to have a printable version, it is so easier to read !
Thanks for the work,
> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of Rob Hebron
> Sent: vendredi 24 septembre 2010 11:15
> Subject: [grouper-users] Proposed Grouper "book"
> Hi Everyone,
> I've been using Grouper for some years now, and have been involved with
> the development team for a few months. I've suggested to a few people
> that I could best direct my contributions to the documentation, with a
> positive response. What I propose is to put together a Grouper "Book"
> with a coherent mixture of documentation and recipes for getting things
> done. It will go from an introduction, through deployment to advanced/new
> features and further development. An outline is listed below - it's am
> ambitious one, and may take some time, but I think it will be useful, even
> when still work-in-progress.
> I'm proposing to "write" it on the Wiki. It will not replace existing
> documentation, but will cover the same ground, referring to (or even
> including) existing pages where relevant, while trying to fill in any gaps.
> I also
> propose to sync the documentation with released versions, exporting it and
> checking a frozen version into subversion alongside the code.
> What do people think about this? Anything I've missed out that would be
> useful? Does the structure make sense? I'd particularly welcome case studies
> and experiences from sites that have implemented or are planning to
> implement Grouper as I think these really help to outline what Grouper can
> do to people who are new to it. Some of these are already up in the Wiki,
> are there more out there?
> Grouper Book outline
> * What is Grouper and what can it do?
> * How could Grouper be useful to me? Typical use-cases
> * What is Internet2 and where does Grouper fit into it?
> Part A - Grouper core
> Case studies
> * High-level write up of Grouper implementations, from business-case to
> production, including benefits and problems
> Getting started
> * Installing the quick start
> * Starting the quickstart
> * Exploring Grouper - admin and lite interfaces, terminology used, workflows
> for typical tasks
> Moving to production
> * Planning checklist
> * Setting up and configuring an external database
> * Configuring an external subject source
> * Installing and running an application server
> * Installing Grouper UI on the application server
> * Running Grouper in production - daemon/service startup etc.
> * Don't forget - backup, failover options etc
> Running in production (N.B. I see this as a large section, and a good place
> tips/tricks/scripts etc to go)
> * gsh for common tasks
> * Monitoring Grouper
> * Querying Grouper
> * Exporting from Grouper
> * Management/admin tasks - daily report, cleaning subjects, cleaning
> * Audit monitoring
> * Getting help - wiki, mailing lists
> * Contributed tips and code
> Upgrading Grouper
> * Export/Import
> * Upgrading the database schema with data in-place
> * Installing a fresh schema and importing data
> Part B - Getting more from Grouper
> Web service
> * Purpose
> * Installation
> * Running
> * Testing
> * Use-cases
> Accessing data/provisioning from Grouper
> * Provisioning
> * LDAPPC
> * LDAPPC-NG
> * Notifications
> * ESB
> * Hooks
> * API/Grouper Client
> Provisioning to Grouper
> * API/Grouper client
> * ESB
> * Webservice
> Other services
> * Role and permission management
> * Attribute framework
> * Custom group types
> * Rules framework (v2 feature)
> Integrating Grouper (N.B/. Another cookbook
> (incl. v2 features)
> * Integrating into existing environments (existing LDAP groups etc.)
> * Shib integration
> * Federating groups
> * Kuali Rice
> Community contributions
> * Contributed code, how-tos etc.
> Part C - Deep dive into Grouper
> Inside Grouper
> * Architecture
> * Persistence with Hibernate
> * UI
> * Daemon - scheduled tasks
> High availability
> * Database availability - overview of options for different databases
> * Daemon availability - example active/passive cluster running on Linux
> * UI availability - example active/passive cluster running on Linux
> Developing for Grouper
> * Getting involved
> * Mailing lists
> * Bug-reporting
> * Feature requests
> * Contributing code
> * Developer calls
- [grouper-users] Proposed Grouper "book", Rob Hebron, 09/24/2010
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