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From Francesco Chicchiriccò <>
Subject Re: Dynamic Groups/Roles
Date Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:57:09 GMT
On 06/07/2016 13:48, Colm O hEigeartaigh wrote:
> Thanks for the explanation Francesco, I can see how this could be a useful
> feature.
> Using the default standalone server, I created a new group with dynamic
> user assignment "ATTRIBUTE, gender, ==, M". When I look at the membership
> of the group, I only see "Bellini". However the other users (e.g. Verdi)
> also have gender "M". Is there a reason why it is only adding one user to
> the group?

Hi Colm,
within test data, only Bellini has the gender attribute with value 'M'; 
other users don't have any value for it.


> On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 7:32 AM, Francesco Chicchiriccò <>
>> On 28 June 2016 18:47:23 CEST, Colm O hEigeartaigh <>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Just a quick question - could someone outline to me a basic use-case
>>> for
>>> dynamic groups/roles in 2.0.0? There is nothing on the wiki about this
>>> new
>>> feature....
>> Hi Colm,
>> the idea is to include such information (and more about new and old
>> features) in the reference guide, which looks to me as the biggest effort
>> remaining before 2.0.0 - and help is highly appreciated ;-)
>> Once done, we will also need to discuss about reorganizing the wiki to
>> coexist with it.
>> Anyway, think about the case in which you have a "department" attribute
>> for users - pulled by Active Directory for example. You can easily select
>> HR or IT department users in a dynamic group (for propagation onto an
>> external db) or in a dynamic role (for delegated administration via
>> console).
>> But this is just a bare sample, maybe others can come with more.
>> AFAIR such feature originated from COS templates in Sun Directory Server.
>> Regards.

Francesco Chicchiriccò

Tirasa - Open Source Excellence

Involved at The Apache Software Foundation:
member, Syncope PMC chair, Cocoon PMC, Olingo PMC,
CXF Committer, OpenJPA Committer, PonyMail PPMC

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