Shibb 2 install fest in June/July 2008, mainly for technical developers
Research highlighted the lack of use of the Signet privilege tool throughout the in academic community.
Grouper within FE is more appealing to institutions that have lots of resources
The benefits were seen when a larger institution could group/manage resources such as: VLE’s (Moodle in most cases), WIKI’s, Library Systems, Repositories and other bespoke web applications.
Smaller institutions expressed they couldn’t see the use of this tool.
Most institutions viewed the tools as a LDAP provisioning tool and felt that their ICT Services would manage resources via their Active Directory or the resources itself directly (such as Moodle). Although this approach would lose the group delegation functionally that is found in grouper.
Managing these resources and ownership was also seen as an issue, as the collaboration between LRC, ICT Services and ILT is not evident in FE.
In small institutions (or institutions with few resources) view that managing resources at a single point of access can be seen as an overhead and would opt to directly manager the resource.