are saying about Grouper
- Tracy Futhey, CIO, Duke University
"Intro to Grouper" half-day workshop at the Apereo Conference in San Diego June 2, 2013
Grouper case studies from three campuses featured on the March 13, 2013 IAM Online webinar.
The Grouper team is pleased to announce the completion of a series of free training videos.
Grouper v2.1.3 Released
Read about the Grouper v2.1 Release: Features Role-Based Access Control and Improved Provisioning (pdf) (21-March-2012)
Unicon Announces New Services and Support for Grouper (23-April-2012)
Grouper Survey Summary (pdf) (August 2011)
IAM Online ARCHIVE: Get Schooled on the New Grouper 2.0 (September 2011)
Getting Started with Grouper (pdf)
Jasig Conference Supplementary Seminar, May 22, 2011
Why Use Grouper?
Grouper helps collaboration happen. You can set up groups, roles, and permissions for many purposes, such as populating and administering standing committees, ad hoc research teams, departments, or classes. Key collaborative applications -- mailing lists, wikis, calendars, etc. -- can use this group, role, and permission information to make authorization decisions.
Single Point of Control
When using Grouper, once a person is added or removed from a group, the group-related privileges are automatically updated in all of your collaborative applications. Grouper allows efficient management of the membership roster at a single point. For more information about the benefits, see this page.
Who Can Use Grouper?
Anyone needing to manage group access to resources can use Grouper -- from accountants to zoologists. A researcher might create a group and enable members to participate on an email list or view a web site. Students might use Grouper to set up and manage groups for similar applications as they work together on shared projects and class work. Your IT staff can delegate group management and enable those leading collaborations to set up and manage their own groups.
Development of the Grouper Toolkit was supported with funding from University of Chicago and the University of Bristol with additional support from Internet2 through their NSF Middleware Initiative (Cooperative Agreements No. OCI-0330626, OCI-0721896, and OCI-1032468) and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).