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Re: [grouper-users] url, demo version of new Grouper UI

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  • From: "Michael R. Gettes" <>
  • To: Chris Hyzer <>
  • Cc: Steve Carmody <>, "" <>
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] url, demo version of new Grouper UI
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:36:47 +0000
  • Accept-language: en-US


continuing with the theme of me being stupid… (here come the grenades - stop,
i am the first to admit i am stupid)

i can now login to the demo grouper with the new UI. i want to create a new
folder at the top level, named ‘CMU’. I am assuming I have such permissions
given this is a playground. I attempt to do so and I am getting no error
message indicating I don’t have such permissions.

Here are my steps:

upper left, next to “Create new group" drop down, select “Create new folder”

New Folder dialog presented.

I enter Root in “Create in this folder”
Folder name = CMU
Folder ID = CMU (why can’t this just default to folder name - seems this is
rarely ever changed - maybe could be hidden by default, it’s confusing to

Before I click save the “Create” box is red indicating a problem where I
entered Root. No error. click on exclamation. “The value entered is not
valid”. WHY? I click on the “search for …” link. I get the sexy drop-down
dialog to search. I click search with empty box. hmmm. must enter at least
2 chars. i type ‘roo’ - read letters indicating No folders found (as they
are just red letters, would this be ADA compliant? no “error: “ or other
clear indication of an error?). I try various other things… test, *, users,
all sorts of stuff and i am stuck. so i click close.

i then click Save (with Root in the Create box) and I get “Error: Cannot find
parent folder. Select a folder from the comboxbox results.” what’s a

I try other folder names here as well with similar results. I could go on.

i can’t do anything and i don’t know why. i can guess i don’t have
permissions but as a mortal i would conclude this application isn’t useful to

I’m happy to place all this in a ticket if need be but I suspect there are
multiple issues being described here.


On Jan 30, 2014, at 11:18 AM, Michael Gettes

> ok, i’m stupid. i registered.
> /mrg
> On Jan 29, 2014, at 11:07 PM, Chris Hyzer
> <>
> wrote:
>> If you are on the v2.2 demo server, the link is:
>> If you need to register, go here and use an IdP that releases EPPN or pick
>> google or a social one
>> Thanks,
>> Chris
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:
>> [mailto:]
>> On Behalf Of Steven Carmody
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 4:34 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: [grouper-users] url, demo version of new Grouper UI
>> Hi,
>> I've seen this go by sometime in the last few months, but can't find it
>> now when I'd like to show it locally. Yes, I know, still in development,
>> and still subject to change.
>> Can someone share it ?
>> Thanks!

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