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  • From: David Langenberg <>
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  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] Re: Grouper integration with Shibboleth IdP
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:19:30 -0700

HI Andrea,

Yes, you will have to put the grouper jars and dependencies into the shibboleth IdP.  Generally this is done by putting them into $SHIB_DISTRIBUTION/lib so when you run the install script they go into /opt/shibboleth-idp/lib.  I have given myself the task of writing a step-by-step howto  However, I should note, most people do not integrate with grouper in this fashion.  Generally folks will either push group membership information to LDAP/AD where Shibboleth will grab it along with the other attributes it grabs (  Alternately, they will use the RDBMS Connector and query the grouper database via it's various views:


On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 8:53 AM, Emily Eisbruch <> wrote:
I am forwarding your email to the Grouper-users list, as this is the best way to get Grouper support.
Thank you,

From: Andrea Biancini <>
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 8:55 AM
To: Emily Eisbruch <>
Subject: Grouper integration with Shibboleth IdP

sorry for my email, I'm writing because I'm trying to configure an IdP to release Grouper attributes but I'm having problems.
I have seen your name as a contributor to the page:
which I am using as a reference.

The problem I'm having is about how I can integrate grouper-shib inside a Shibboleth IdP.
If I understand correctly, what I see in that page is regarding how I have to configure the attribute-resolver.xml page. The problem, however, is that I think I have to provied grouper jars to the IdP webapp.

How can I do that?
Is there a place where I can find a step-by-step guide about how to install an IdP providing Grouper attributes from scratch?

Thanks for your answer!

Andrea Biancini
Consortium GARR
Edificio U2 - Piazza della Scienza 3
I-20126 Milano - Italia
tel. +39 02 6448 2507
skype contact: biancinian

David Langenberg
Identity & Access Management
The University of Chicago

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