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[grouper-users] RE: Assigning admin and create privileges hierarchically

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  • From: Chris Hyzer <>
  • To: "Omaraie, Brad" <>
  • Cc: "" <>
  • Subject: [grouper-users] RE: Assigning admin and create privileges hierarchically
  • Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 14:41:08 +0000
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You can do one of two things:


1.       Add a rule to the stem which makes sure all the underlying folders.  The daemon part will take care of all the existing objects

GSH shorthand method

RuleApi.inheritFolderPrivileges(SubjectFinder.findRootSubject(), stem2, Scope.SUB, groupA.toSubject(), Privilege.getInstances("stem, create"));

You can run the rules daemon on an owner (daemon mode) with GSH:



2.       If this is a one-time thing, you can make a query from SQL which generates GSH to assign the privileges


I want all groups in a certain folder which do not have an ADMIN privilege assigned to my application service principal, to assign that privilege.  Here is the query for oracle:

select 'grantPriv("' || || '", "someid/", AccessPrivilege.ADMIN);' as script 

from grouper_groups gg where like school:apps:appName:spaces:%' 

and not exists

(select (1) from grouper_memberships_lw_v gmlv where = gmlv.group_name and list_name = 'admins' 

and gmlv.subject_id = 'someid/');







From: Omaraie, Brad [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:05 PM
To: Chris Hyzer
Subject: Assigning admin and create privileges hierarchically


Hi Chris,

I know this might have been asked many times, but I was looking around and could not find a good answer. There's this group of applications that are starting to use grouper in our environment. We assigned a main stem to this app and they have the freedom to manage groups and folders in that stem on their own. We loaded their data in that stem and they have about 50 subfolders and groups there. We created an admin group for this app and I want to assign create and admin privileges to all these subfolder to this group. After reading  around I noticed assigning create and admin privileges in grouper is not hierarchical by design. I was hoping it is and by just assigning the correct privileges to that app's stem, all the subfolders will inherit those. But now it seems like I have to go through 50 folders and groups and assign those privileges manually one by one!


Is there any other way that we can do this in a more efficient way by the Grouper UI?






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