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Terminology in the Grouper User Interface

main glossary

The below table breaks terminology into categories and shows the old terms (used prior to v 1.3), the current terms and a description.

Category

Old Term (prior to Grouper 1.3)

Current Term

Definition/Description

UI Labels

Privilegees

Enities With Privileges

 

 

Subject

Entity

An entity is an abstract item which may be a member of a group.
The two most common types of entities are 'person' or 'group'.
    (In the future, additional entity types may be used to describe computers or applications.)

 

is a direct privilegee

has direct privileges

as a member of the group

 

is a indirect privilegee

has indirect privileges

within a group that is a member of the group

 

Extension

ID

An internal name describing this group that is generally not exposed to the user. This name cannot be changed after it is edited

 

Name

ID Path

An internal concatenation of the hierarchy to this group that is generally not exposed to the user

 

Display extension

Name

The group name that is displayed when browsing or searching

 

Display name

Path

The path is the concatenation of the hierarchy (folders and groups) that lead to the unique location of this group

Hierarchy

stem [conceptual]

Folder

a fundamental unit (container) of the hierarchy that can have a parent (folder or 'root') or children (folders or groups)

 

group

group

a type of entity made up of members

 

Manage Stem

Manage Folder

This is where you can create or edit the folders within the hierarchy or add groups to the hierarchy

Hierarchy Priv

stem [privilege]

Create Folder

the ability to create children folders or branches in the hierarchy

 

Create

Create Group

Add or create the name for a new group at this folder (location) in the hierarchy however the entity that creates a group is given Admin rights to the group by default.

This does not provide access to manage the group (add membership or edit attributes)

 

Stem privilege

Creation Privileges

a hierarchy Is made up of folders. The folder subfolder relationship define the path through the hierarchy

Navigation

saved subjects

Entity Workspace

a session specific area where you can store groups that you will need to create compound groups, etc

 

Saved groups

Group Workspace

a session specific area where you can store groups that you will need to create compound groups, etc

 

Search subjects

Search

 

Administrative

grouperAll

EveryEntity

Default group privileges that are inherited upon group creation

 

GrouperSystem

GrouperSysAdmin

the highest level administrative user of the system

 

WheelGroup

SysadminGroup

all people in this group have full system admin privileges (read more on the Wheel group)

Group Priv

Admin

Admin

Entity (typically group or person) may modify the membership of this group, delete the group or assign privileges for the group

 

Member

Member

Any entity (typically group or person) that is a part of this group

 

Optin

Optin

Entity (typically group or person)  may choose to join this group

 

Optout

Optout

Entity (typically group or person)  may choose to leave this group

 

Read

Read

Entity (typically group or person)  may see the membership list for this group

 

Update

Update

Entity (typically group or person)  may modify the membership of this group

 

View

View

Entity (typically group or person)  may see that this group exists

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