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Re: [grouper-users] creating an initial admin user :confused:

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  • From: Peter DiCamillo <>
  • To: Rob Gorrell <>
  • Cc: Gagné Sébastien <>, Earl Lewis <>,
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] creating an initial admin user :confused:
  • Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 11:35:54 -0400
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Another possibility that's doubtful, but maybe worth checking, is that the copy of deployed to the Grouper UI in Tomcat includes those edits.


On 5/22/13 11:22 AM, Gagné Sébastien wrote:
AFAIK you only need to be a member of the etc:sysadmingroup, maybe the problem is your shib authentication ? Could there be a subject source mismatch between the subject in the Group and the subject that’s logged in (doubtful) ?

The logged-in user in linux that is running Grouper doesn’t have any impact here

*De :* [mailto:] *De la part de* Rob Gorrell
*Envoyé :* 22 mai 2013 10:45
*À :* Earl Lewis
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*Objet :* Re: [grouper-users] creating an initial admin user :confused:

No, i'm not seeing that I guess furthur confirming I've not been successful in setting myself up as an admin. I guess what I'm confused about, beyond making myself a subject and putting myself into a etc:sysadmin group, how do I tell Grouper the sysadmin group (and thus its members) be granted admin access?


On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 10:42 AM, Earl Lewis < <mailto:>> wrote:

Are you seeing the "Act as admin/Act as self" drop down control in
the top right of the page? If so, then you are logged in as a user
with admin rights. When you're logged in as an admin you should see
a relatively short list of options on the left navigation pane
(Explore, Search, etc…).

If you're logged in as a regular user, or acting as yourself using
the "act as…" option in the UI, then you'll see additional options
in the left sidebar for managing the things that you have access to
within grouper. These don't show up for admin users because
presumably they have access to everything within the UI.



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On 5/22/13 6:42 AM, "Rob Gorrell"


So I've got my initial grouper api and ui setup going... even
managed to shibbolize the ui to where I'm logging in and being
mapped to a grouper subject using eppn (ie,

but of course I'm winding up as a
normal user in an otherwise empty grouper install. that leaves
me next to figure out how to turn my only subject into an admin
user. from the documentation, so far I've edit to:

configuration.autocreate.system.groups = true
groups.wheel.use = true = etc:sysadmingroup

I've verified the etc:sysadmingroup is created and my subject


is indeed a
member of it. I also see this reflected when I log into the UI.
However, when I log into the UI, i don't see to have any special
mojo to create groups or folders/stems in the root. from here,
i'm not really sure where to go. I thought it was as merely
adding a just to the group named in as the
wheel group? am I having problems because my grouper subject


is not named the
same as my linux user acct who's in the linux system's wheel
group (rwgorrel)? where do i need to go to from here in getting
my subject

as a full blown grouper admin?


Robert W. Gorrell
Middleware Engineer, Identity and Access Management

University of NC at Greensboro
336-334-5954 <tel:336-334-5954>


Robert W. Gorrell
Middleware Engineer, Identity and Access Management

University of NC at Greensboro

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