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InCommon Grouper School

Centralized access management at its finest

What is Grouper?

The Grouper component offers management of institutional and personal groups, roles, and permissions for use by project managers, departments, institutions, and end users to:

Introduction to Grouper

View this short video for an introduction to Grouper

Come Swim with Us!

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February 8 – 11, 2022

Workshop Overview

Wondering if this class is for you? The target audience is anyone interested in implementing access governance in a way that works well with InCommon and includes novices and folks who already have some Grouper experience. 

This workshop will focus on the InCommon Trusted Access Platform packaged Grouper software with a focus on learning and using core Grouper features to implement the access control models described in the Grouper Deployment Guide. The sessions will include a mix of self-paced learning, lectures, hands-on training, and discussion. 

The modules start with Grouper basics and progress through new Grouper features, access governance, Grouper security model, and Grouper administration.

What to Expect

Knowledge of identity management concepts and related implementation experience is strongly recommended.

Curriculum Outline

  1. Grouper Basics (101)
  2. Grouper Advanced Features
  3. What’s new in Grouper 2.5
  4. Grouper Access Governance (201)
  5. Grouper Security Model (211)
  6. Grouper Administration (301)
  7. Access Governance Practicum (401)
  8. IAM discussion – answering your questions

Preparing for Grouper School

Detailed preparation instructions will be available and distributed prior to the class.

  1. You need to set aside at least 16 hours prior to the first day of class to complete the assigned pre-work in our LMS. You’ll have access to your VM and the class materials one week prior to the live Zoom sessions. You should also get comfy with the Grouper Deployment Guide during this time.
  2. You will need to have either an RDP client (for Windows) or SSH client (for Linux), plus root access to modify your etc/host files, depending on your choice of operating system for this class.
  3. The training makes use of Virtual Machines (VMs), in this case derived from Amazon Marketplace Images (AMI) loaded on Amazon Web Services. The training team will provide access instructions when you arrive for the first day of the training.
  4. You will need root/administrator access on the computer you will be bringing to class so that you can modify the local hosts file.
  5. Your VM will be not only be available during the training, it will stay intact for two weeks after the training. At that point, the VM will no longer exist – be sure to save anything you need within two weeks of the end of the training.

Tuition Schedule

Collaboration Success Program AlumniInCommon Participant Non-Participant
Early Bird Rate*$1,500$1,800$2,300
Regular Rate$1,500$2,000$2,500

* Early Bird Rates will be available until Friday, January 14th

Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy

All cancellations received on or before 11:59 PM EST on Friday, January 14, 2022 are entitled to a full conference refund less a $20 administrative fee. There will be no refunds after this date. If you cancel after 11:59 PM EST on Friday, January 14, 2022 and have not paid by any other means, your credit card will be charged the cost of the registration fee. If you cancel your registration after 11:59 PM EST on Friday, January 14, 2022 you may name another person from your organization to take your place for meetings that allow transferred registrations. To cancel, transfer, or make changes to your registration, please contact Thank You.

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