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  • From: Keith Hazelton <>
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  • Subject: [grouper-users] group namespace practices
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:53:26 -0500
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What guidelines are sites coming up with to set the left-hand portion of
their Grouper stem/folder hierarchy?

How are sites (if any are) preparing for a world of federated use of group
memberships? The options seem to include (among others):

1) Adopting a naming standard that guarantees global uniqueness of every
group (and folder) name
2) Using a flatter namespace for local groups and then, when the context
calls for it, globalizing them by adding a prefix (e.g. or

One could argue that any SAML use case might call for globalized group names
just in case they end up being used in non-local contexts

Inquiring minds..... --Keith
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