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[grouper-users] adhoc group memberships, what to do when IDM Roles change

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  • From: Steven Carmody <>
  • To: Grouper-Users <>
  • Subject: [grouper-users] adhoc group memberships, what to do when IDM Roles change
  • Date: Fri, 08 May 2015 09:41:03 -0400


We've delegated to Depts the authority to create and manage adhoc groups to meet their local needs. We're now trying to figure what to do when a "significant" change occurs in a person's relationships with Brown, and their Roles. Examples could include a staff person moving to a new job in a different dept, or a student becoming an alum (we now support lifetime accounts for students/alumns).

We also allow people to authenticate for 18 months after separating from Brown, but remove all of the privileges that we know about (except being able to login to the HR/payroll system in order to obtain a W-2). "Doing something" about adhoc group memberships would be part of removing privileges.

Our current best thought (which isn't really very good) is to have the IDM/Person Registry/Provisioning Rules "tell" a process what change has occurred. That process would obtain all the adhoc groups that this person is a member of, and send an email to the owners of each group and the person saying that unless a certain action is taken by a certain date the person will be removed from the group (default is to remove). (Note -- people have a number of group memberships based on their affiliation and role; as their status in the relevant Business system is updated these memberships will be changed automatically; I'm only worried about adhoc memberships.)

We expect that other schools are already starting to encounter this problem, tho, and we're interested in hearing how other campuses are approaching this situation.

thanks in advance !

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