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  • From: Jim Fox <>
  • To: Chris Hyzer <>
  • Cc: Scott Koranda <>, Gagné Sébastien <>, grouper-users <>
  • Subject: RE: [grouper-users] testing sources.xml in Grouper 2.1.0 API
  • Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:55:53 -0700 (PDT)

I suppose I lowercase these things out of habit, as mixed upper and
lower case identifiers almost always causes trouble. Things after
the '@' are usually insensitive to case, for instance. So you get
two distinct identifiers,
which one
would expect to be the same identity.

That said, I'm fine with making the lowercasing optional.
Anyone already using the new adapter already might be expecting
the lowercasing and should be told to set the option.


On Tue, 27 Mar 2012, Chris Hyzer wrote:

Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:05:29 -0700
From: Chris Hyzer
To: Scott Koranda
Gagné Sébastien
Cc: grouper-users
Subject: RE: [grouper-users] testing sources.xml in Grouper 2.1.0 API

Regarding the lower case part, Im looking at

LdapSourceAdapter line 450:

subjectID = ((String)attribute.get()).toLowerCase();

Maybe TomZ or JimF can comment on if we can not toLowerCase it, or make it an
option which defaults to off if some people want it, I would think we
wouldn't want to change case by default, maybe we do...

About the subject finding and grouper session, the subject filter (which is
optional) needs the grouper session so it can know who is querying to see if
the caller is allowed to see the results. We could not fail if no session if
there is no filter, though I think we should require it since you might add a
filter later and we can see where the gaps are. The hard part is you need to
bootstrap it. If you want a session started as a non root user, you need to
start a root session, find that subject, and start as that subject, and run
the search. I added Jira GRP-766 which will make this easier. Also I
changed the error message to suggest using a root session.


-----Original Message-----

On Behalf Of Scott Koranda
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:53 PM
To: Gagné Sébastien
Cc: grouper-users
Subject: Re: [grouper-users] testing sources.xml in Grouper 2.1.0 API

Try this, it worked for me in my last installation :


Thanks (and also to Tom Z.). After starting a root session I
can query for the subject, but it brings up another question:

gsh 1%
type='person' source='ligo' name='Scott Koranda'

The output is not the same as with Grouper 1.6.3, specifically
the id has lowercase '' but previously it was

Since I have configured sources.xml with krbPrincipalName as
the attribute to use for searching in both




I expect to get back the Kerberos principal name, which is

Why the change in case?

Should I be concerned that when I import the state from my
1.6.3 production deployment the subjects will not be



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