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Re: [grouper-users] replication to Google, Phase 2 ....

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  • From: David Langenberg <>
  • To: Steven Carmody <>
  • Cc: Grouper-Users <>
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-users] replication to Google, Phase 2 ....
  • Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 13:34:30 -0600

Why not use attributes to indicate to the provisioner how the group should be provisioned to GAE?  Have a sane set of globals and let the group admins override where it makes sense?


On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 1:11 PM, Steven Carmody <> wrote:

Like a growing number of schools, we have implemented a mechanism to replicate group memberships from Grouper to GAE. The initial implementation was very basic, and will create a group in GAE, and then manage the membership on an ongoing basis.

Initially, we were doing this with Course groups, and a small number of department-oriented groups. However, we're in the process of delegating to departments the ability and authority to create and mange groups to meet their local needs. We're discovering that people use groups for different purposes (duh ! ), and that in some cases they would like the properties of the target google group to be set differently from the defaults. This isn't really a surprise, and we expect to see the same sort of requests when we start replicating to AD in the next few weeks.

We're interested in starting a conversation about how to address these requirements. We're wondering whether other campuses have started to develop ways to address these sorts of requirements.

Looking forward to an interesting conversation !

David Langenberg
Identity & Access Management
The University of Chicago

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