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  • From: Chris Hyzer <>
  • To: Jonathan Tellier <>, "" <>
  • Subject: RE: [grouper-users] XML Import Tool
  • Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 20:02:12 +0000
  • Accept-language: en-US


The XML import/export is intended to be used for Grouper-to-Grouper syncing...

Can you give some more information about what you are trying to do?

Is it a one time sync, or ongoing?

Grouper does not manage subjects, though we have been discussing the ability
to provision subjects to other systems (TomZ is that true? Is it possible

Have you read about the Grouper Loader? If this is an ongoing sync, you
could sync to a database (the memberships) and the loader can get them from

If it is one time, you could generate a GSH script and run that.

Maybe we need to setup a conference call or maybe you could join the next dev
call in two weeks to discuss...


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

On Behalf Of Jonathan Tellier
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:05 AM

Subject: [grouper-users] XML Import Tool


I am currently evaluating the possibility of using XML files as a
source for subject and group data. This data will then provisioned to
another system. After reading about the XML Import/Export tool [1] and
after finding a sample XML import file [2] that is possibly outdated
(it was linked from an archived page), I've came to the conclusion
that what I'm trying to achieve is not possible. The doc about the XML
Import/Export tool specifies that the subjects must be resolvable
(i.e. present in one of my Grouper's source) and the sample XML file
does not contain any subject information. Is that the right conclusion
? If not, where can I find a sample XML file that is not outdated (if
the file is outdated) and/or documentation describing the format that
such a file must have? Is my best bet to develop an XML connector that
could load subjects and groups data from XML files ?



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