July 10, 2014
Internet2 Releases Grouper 2.2
New Features Easier to Use, Mobile-Friendly, and Benefit People with Disabilities
Internet2 today announced the release of Grouper 2.2, which includes a reimagined Grouper user interface, including much-improved ease of use, mobile-friendly features, the use of "favorites," easy tracking of all the groups an individual belongs to, and more. In addition, the new Grouper user interface uses responsive web design, reducing barriers for people with disabilities. Other significant new Grouper 2.2 release features include configuration overlay files for easier deployment and upgrading, integration with System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM), and the ability to tag folders and groups to create "services" in Grouper.
"We thank the many members of the Grouper user community who provided valuable input over the past year, as we gathered requirements for the enhanced Grouper user interface, and who performed testing. The Grouper team looks forward to receiving feedback and user stories from campuses deploying Grouper," said Tom Barton, Senior Director of IT Architecture & Integration and CISO at University of Chicago, and chair of the Grouper Project.
For further details about the Grouper 2.2 release, to download the software and release notes, for upgrade instructions, and a link to a Grouper demo, please visit https://spaces.internet2.edu/display/Grouper/Grouper+Downloads.
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Grouper, an Internet2 Middleware initiative since 1998 that helps collaboration happen, is an enterprise access management system designed for the highly distributed management and diverse information technology environment common to universities. Grouper features a comprehensive suite of free online training videos and an active and supportive user community. To learn more, see the Grouper website at http://www.internet2.edu/products-services/trust-identity-middleware/grouper/.
Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions.
Internet2 also operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, in which the Network Operations Center is powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 93,000 community anchor institutions, 250 U.S. universities, 70 government agencies, 38 regional and state education networks, 80 leading corporations working with our community and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries.
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