Centralized access management at its finest
April 29 – 30, 2020
Hosted by the University of North Carolina Greensboro
1200 W. Gate City Blvd. – Suite 212 – Greensboro, NC 27412
The target audience is anyone interested in implementing access governance the “InCommon way”, and includes novices and folks who already have some Grouper experience.
This two-day session will focus on the InCommon Trusted Access Platform packaged Grouper software (formerly known as TIER) 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 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.
The Fine Print
In a nutshell, here is what you can expect over the next two days:
- Meeting up to 40 new friends from campuses across the globe
- Direct access to two subject matter experts. Don’t be shy with your questions!
- Gain experience with the Docker container version of Grouper
- Learn how to implement to implement access governance with Grouper
Knowledge of identity management concepts and related implementation experience is strongly recommended.
|Collaboration Success Program Alumni||InCommon Participant||Non-Participant|
|Early Bird Rate*||$1,500||$1,800||$2,300|
*Early bird rates apply through March 27, 2020.
Ample caffeine and snacks are included in the tuition rate (morning break service, lunch, and an afternoon break service)
Chris is the Grouper project chair and lead developer. For more than 10 years he has been hacking away at his favorite software product improving the ways people gain access to resources, or get revoked from access that they should not have anymore. He works at the University of Pennsylvania as an application architect in Identity and Access Management. Email him at email@example.com; then email him a couple days later reminding him to check his email.
William G. Thompson, Jr., or as his friends call him, Ol’ Bill, discovered Grouper one day while out fishin’ the streams of New Jersey. While searching for how to fillet a Grouper online he ran across this product also named Grouper and thought this would be an excellent addition to his IAM system. And the rest is history. You can find more boring details about Bill and how to stay in touch at https://www.linkedin.com/in/wgthom/. Or just email Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions and Parking
The training room is located in the Police Building at 1200 W. Gate City Blvd. Greensboro, NC 27412. You’ll find us in room 212.
For those driving, please review this Parking information. The garage that is the closest to the Police Building is the Oakland Avenue Parking Deck (GPS Address: 650 Forest Street, Greensboro, NC 27403). The rate is $10 a day. While lot 47 is close by and could be tempting to use, it is only equipped with meters that are limited to 2 hours.
There is not a room block reserved for the training participants. Our hosts recommend these local accommodations:
UNC Greensboro is best served by the Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO), which is 11 miles from campus (~$18 Uber ride). For those with an appreciation of a drive, other airport alternatives are Raleigh-Durah International (RDU), which is 67 miles away or Charlotte Douglas International (CLT), which is 95 miles away.
Before You Arrive
Detailed preparation instructions will be available and distributed prior to the class.
Please note that the training requires you to bring a laptop.
- 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.
- 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.
- You will need root/administrator access on the computer you will be bringing to class so that you can modify the local hosts file.
- Your VM will be available during the training and for two weeks after the training. After two weeks, the VM will no longer exist, so be sure to save anything you need within two weeks of the end of the training.
- Grouper Basics (101)
- Grouper Advanced Features
- What’s new in Grouper 2.4
- Grouper Access Governance (201)
- Grouper Security Model (211)
- Finish Grouper Security Model (211)
- Grouper Administration (301)
- Access Governance Practicum Part 1 (401)
- Access Governance Practicum Part 2 (401)
- Wrap up and IAM discussion
Wednesday and Thursday, April 29 – 30
- 8:30: Check-in opens
- 9:00 – 10:30: Welcome, Introductions, Start Grouper Basics 101
- 10:30 – 10:45: Morning Break (caffeine and light snacks)
- 10:45 – 12:00: Workshop continues
- 12:00 – 1:00: Lunch (lunch buffet will be provided)
- 1:00 – 3:00: Workshop continues, begin Access Governance 201
- 3:00 – 3:15: Afternoon break (caffeine and cookies)
- 3:15 – 4:30: Workshop continues, transition to Security Model 211
- 4:30 – 5:00: Day one wrap-up, Questions and Answers
- 5:00: Rest and Relaxation
- 8:30: Doors open
- 9:00 – 10:30: Workshop day two kicks off, continue with Security Model 211
- 10:30 – 10:45: Morning Break (caffeine and light breakfast snacks)
- 10:45 – 11:30: Workshop continues, move into Grouper Administration 301
- 11:30 – 12:30: Lunch (boxed lunches will be provided)
- 12:30 – 2:00: Workshop continues, move to Access Practice 401
- 2:00 – 2:15: Afternoon break (caffeine and cookies)
- 2:15 – 3:30: Workshop continues
- 3:30 – 4:00: Wrap-up, Questions and Answers
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