JIRA Issue

[#XCI-273] Technology readiness assessment for group management systems/services

[XCI-273] Technology readiness assessment for group management systems/services Created: 11/22/2017  Updated: 05/16/2019

Status: In Progress
Project: XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration
Component/s: None
Fix Version/s: PY8 (Sep '18 - Aug '19)

Type: XCI Evaluation Priority: Major
Reporter: Lee Liming Assignee: Lee Liming
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0

Issue Links:
blocks XCI-411 Plan and launch GRP-02, GRP-03 CDP ac... Proposed
XSEDE Priority: -
Public activity link: https://software.xsede.org/display/xci-273
Devel Repository: https://software.xsede.org/svn/xci/activities/xci-273/trunk/
Use Cases:
GRP-02: Manually create a group, GRP-03: Manually view or manage the configuration or membership of a group, GRP-05: Invite members to a group, GRP-06: Request membership in a group, GRP-09: Synchronize an external group, GRP-10: Automate a group's configuration, GRP-13: Use a group to control access within an XSEDE service, GRP-14: Use a group to control access within an external resource, GRP-15: Use a group for task assignments within a staff tool, GRP-16: Use a group for email distribution
Effort and Costs:
Staff Name (Lastname, Firstname) Effort (person weeks) Roles or Contributions Status
<Activity Lead Name – Last, First> 6 six weeks of effort to lead and implement the activity (required) none
<User Doc Drafter – Last, First> 0.2 one day of effort to draft user documentation (required ) none
TBD (tester) 1 one week of effort to test the software none
... ... .. none
Due by Activity Deliverable
DSR Design document*
TRR Implemented Software Capability
TRR Other type of deliverable
TRR Deployment plan*
TRR Test plan*
TRR User documentation*
TRR (post) TRR Baseline* (Shava)
Deployment Deployment Baseline* (Shava)
Deployment Test Report* (Shava)
  • Click on "Deliverables" tab for URL.
Track status in meeting: yes
Lead Tester: Shava Smallen
Peter Enstrom


The CDP for GRP-02 through GRP-16 calls for a technology readiness assessment to identify and evaluate currently available group management systems/services that we could use in XSEDE to implement GRP-02 through GRP-16, and ideally to re-implement GRP-01 and GRP-17 and other group use cases identified in the future.

The use cases are documented at https://software.xsede.org/use-case-area/group-management

The CDP for GRP-02 through GRP-16 is available at https://software.xsede.org/svn-public/xci/plans/capability-delivery/GRP-02-through-GRP-16-2017-11-15.pdf

From a strategic standpoint, it would be helpful in we could get a group management service provided by a well-known entity that XSEDE already works closely with and uses for related features, such as Globus (which we use for authentication and data transfer) or CILogon (which supports several of XSEDE's vital security services). However, it isn't clear that such a service is currently available from these sources, so we need to cast a wider net.


There are comments for XCI-273 that can be viewed with XSEDE authentication.