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  • From: Chris Hyzer <>
  • To: Keith Hazelton <>, "" <>
  • Cc: "" <>
  • Subject: RE: [grouper-users] group namespace practices
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:00:48 +0000
  • Accept-language: en-US

Here is a naming wiki.

For the federated question, there is no official rule yet, but when we
discussed when designing fifer, we thought #2 was the only way to do that...
(backwards compatible with existing deployments)

That said, at Penn, our root stem is "penn", which every folder has as a
parent or ancestor...


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

On Behalf Of Keith Hazelton
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:53 AM


Subject: [grouper-users] group namespace practices

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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