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Re: [grouper-users] Change log entries for group attributes?

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  • From: Peter DiCamillo <>
  • To: Tom Zeller <>
  • Cc: "" <>
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] Change log entries for group attributes?
  • Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 15:12:22 -0400

I'm trying to write code we won't be ashamed to share :-)

There's no support in the current Grouper UI for the attribute framework, is there? We're considering whether we can defer supporting alternate names for the Google groups.


Tom Zeller wrote:
We're trying to use the change log to implement near-realtime group
provisioning, and as part of that, using group types and attributes to
control provisioning. We get change log entries when a type is added or
removed from a group. However, as far as I can tell, no change log entries
are generated for changes to group attributes.

The use case for this is that we use the group type "GoogleGroup" to specify
that a group should be provisioned to Google Groups. We want to allow the
group name in Google to be different than the Grouper group name. We planned
to do that by having a "googleName" attribute associated with the
"GoogleGroup" type. The attribute would contain the group name to use for
Google. However, that won't work if we don't get change log entries for
group attribute additions, changes, and deletions.

If this doesn't work with the change log now, would it be feasible to add?
Any other ideas for a solution? We have the requirement that it must be
possible to use the Grouper UI to manage the name we use for the Google

I think you need to use the attribute framework rather than old-style

And ... as I mentioned to other folks from Brown, I hope you will open
source your code.


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