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Minutes: Grouper call of Oct. 8, 2014

Attending:

Tom Barton, University of Chicago
Chris Hyzer, University of Pennsylvania
Jim Fox, University of Washington
Shilen Patel, Duke
Emily Eisbruch, Internet2, scribe

New Action Items

[AI] (Shilen) email Chris the scripts associated w each DDL version

[AI] (Jim) write up thoughts on API, messaging for provisioing for the Grouper roadmap

[AI] (Emily) do some analysis on which campuses we might ask to add to their current contribution or start a new page summarizing how they use Grouper.

[AI] (Emily) touch base with Gail about leading the implementation feedback discussion

Carry Over Action Items

[AI] (Shilen) create a JIRA to add a subject identifier to the members table so it will be available for the messaging system and for the loader

[AI] (Tom) follow up on Pen testing of Grouper 2.2

[AI] (Shilen) create a Grouper training video on the new Grouper

[AI) (DaveL) look at PSP ChangeLogDataConnector Inconsistency issue

[AI] (Shilen) investigate ways to get new attributes in a single step

DISCUSSION

Grouper v2.2.1 status

Currently, it can be time-consuming to upgrade to Grouper 2.2
To address this, Chris is working on getting the Grouper installer to handle the upgrade steps.https://bugs.internet2.edu/jira/browse/GRP-1052

Once this upgrade work is complete

  • the admin will specify the directory where the installation is on the server
    -The installer will download the needed components, unzip and build them
    -merge in the config files that the site needs, keeping the previously configured settings
    -copy over the libraries
    -optionally upgrade the database

-Everything that is replaced will be put in a temp install directory and preserved there
-Scripts will provide a status during the upgrade. This is important so the user does not think the process quit.

-Going through the database and migrating can be the time consuming process.
-This is site-specific and it's hard to know before starting how long it will take.

For upgrading from Grouper 2.2.0 to 2.2.1, there is a need for the script that handles "GrouperAll"https://bugs.internet2.edu/jira/browse/GRP-1047
However, most of the steps for handling GrouperALL can be done while Grouper is running, so no need to have much down time for this

Chris: as we go from different database versions need a script to handle the DDL.
-As the upgrader runs, the user can see it going from version to version in Grouper DDL. Then it kicks off the GSH scripts.

AI (Shilen) email Chris the scripts associated w each DDL version

Other issues prior to release of Grouper 2.2.1

Issue on the Grouper-Users list from Yoann – Shilen will look into thishttps://lists.internet2.edu/sympa/arc/grouper-users/2014-10/msg00038.html

Need to change the build scripts to work with GIT, rathern than SVN
Chris will look into this

Goal is to release Grouper 2.2.1 prior to the Technology Exchange if possible

Grouper Working Group at Technology Exchange in Indianapolis
Wed Oct. 29, 2014 at 5:30pm

  • Grouper version 2.2.1 update (Chris)
  • Community contributions - (Chris)
  • -spark conversation on what people are doing at their site
  • - maybe get one or two instances where there is community interest
  • - constructive statements on what would make a contribution successful
  • -supportability
  • -suggest a design beforehand on the list
  • -make use of an API, so components can be more swappable
  • -example of a previous contribution: ESB connector work from Bristol
  • Grouper v2.2 implementation feedback (Gail)
  • Provisioning discussion - strategy for Grouper v2.3 and potential partners (Dave)

*Roadmap (Tom)
*Topics from the Audience

[AI] (Emily) touch base with Gail about leading the implementation feedback discussion

Provisioning approach for v2.3

https://spaces.internet2.edu/display/Grouper/Post+PSP+Provisioning

Current decisions are to focus first on
Grouper to AD
Grouper to LDAP

Univ Washington has a different approach to what goes in a message
[AI] (Jim) write up thoughts on API, messaging for provisioing for the Grouper roadmap

Community Contributions section of wikihttps://spaces.internet2.edu/display/Grouper/Community+Contributions

How to motivate campuses to do a community contribution and share their Grouper story?

[AI] (Emily) do some analysis on which campuses we might ask to add to their current contribution or start a new page summarizing how they use Grouper.

Next Grouper call: Wed. Oct. 22, at noon ET

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