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Status

GRP-548 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Proposal

There are policies that are properties of an entire class of groups.  To enable these to be used without duplicate storage, a series of macros have been defined.  These macros will be substituted with the corresponding macro contents when a group using the macro is retrieved.

Aside from the obvious storage advantage to be gained when thousands of groups are involved, use of these macros will ensure that changes to the policy statements will be delivered to group users on the very next retrieval of any group which uses a macro.

Current macro definitions

Macro nameMacro contents
@@COURSE@@"- This group is updated from the Student Database. Student members are updated in near real-time based on course enrollment activity. Instructor members are updated nightly. It is available for appropriate business purposes in support of programs designed for UW students. Access to the membership is controlled because it contains student information protected by FERPA. See http://www.washington.edu/students/reg/ferpafac.html for more information about appropriate use. Contact help@uw.edu for other questions."
@@UW_MAJOR@@"This group is updated nightly from the Student Database. It is available for appropriate business purposes in support of programs designed for UW students. Access to the membership is controlled because it contains a limited amount of student information that falls under the protections of FERPA. See http://www.washington.edu/students/reg/ferpafac.html for more information about use of FERPA-protected information. Please contact help@u.washington.edu for questions about using this group."
@@UW_ORG@@"This group is updated nightly from the ODS. It is available for appropriate business purposes in support of the UW mission. Access to the membership is controlled. Authorized clients are responsible for enforcing the defined access control policy and may not share employee group memberships with unauthorized parties without first obtaining authorization to do so. All users are expected to know and follow the rules related to ethical and appropriate use of UW computing and networking resources. Please contact help@u.washington.edu for questions about using this group."