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  • From: Holger Dippel <>
  • To: grouper-users <>
  • Subject: [grouper-users] PSP bulkSync deleting all groups at the very end
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 09:49:53 -0400 (EDT)

I have a small test scenario in Grouper 2.1.1:

Group ID paths:
with each a few members so the log output is manageable.


$GROUPER_HOME/bin/ -psp -sync test:psp_test1
$GROUPER_HOME/bin/ -psp -sync test:psp_test2
$GROUPER_HOME/bin/ -psp -sync test:psp_test3

everything provisions correctly.

As soon as I run a bulkSync

$GROUPER_HOME/bin/ -psp -bulkSync

it adds SPML delete requests for the groups at the very end of the provisioning sequence. For example:

  <psp:syncResponse status='success' requestID='2012/07/10-08:22:03.266'>
    <deleteResponse xmlns='urn:oasis:names:tc:SPML:2:0' status='success' requestID='2012/07/10-08:22:03.266'/>
    <psp:id ID='CN=psp_test1,ou=Grouper_Groups,dc=examen,dc=edu'/>

Our PSP configuration for this is:
  • Subject source: Active Directory on global catalog port 3268 in sources.xml (Grouper Loader, Grouper UI)
  • Target: same Active Directory on local domain port 389 configured via spring bean using vt-ldap similar to the old ldappc; bushy structure; group OU: OU=Grouper_Groups,DC=examen,DC=edu; person OU: DC=examen,DC=edu (because currently persons are in multiple OUs).
  • Provisioning stem: test
I am thinking that this could be related to case-sensitivity in Grouper:

In some places I see
and in other places

In psp.xml (two instances related to member and membership):

Also in psp.xml:
    <!-- The ldap group "cn" attribute. -->
    <attribute name="cn" />

Should caseSensitive="false" be set or be able to set in relation to group IDs? Where?

Thank you,


Holger Dippel
Director of IT Development and Integration
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road • North Dartmouth, MA 02747

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