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Message from gibson_brian@wheatoncollege.edu

Hi all, We use opaque user names here (ex: w00005414) and we give everyone an email alias of lastname_firstname. It is not an issue with our current email and calendaring systems but we are being asked to research Google Apps and the not-so-obvious username is creating issues.... especially with calendar invites (we figured out the email side). People do not know what to do when they receive a calendar invite from "w00005414@wheatoncollege.edu" We talked to Google about this and they said there is no way to change the calendar owner setting within your calendar. How are people dealing with this? -- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Brian Gibson Systems Administrator Wheaton College ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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By setting the default send as alias. It helps with a lot of those kind of issues but is not the perfect solution.

 

Travis Wooley

Director of IT

Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

407-303-8100

 

The solution I've seen some schools use is to create the GoogleApps account with the public address (gibson_brian@wheatoncollege.edu) and then translate the opaque username to the public name in your SSO solution.  For instance, the CAS server can send an 'alternateUsername' attribute (retrieved from LDAP/MySQL/etc) instead of the username that was used to authenticate. (Details are here:  https://wiki.jasig.org/display/CASUM/Google+Apps+from+MS-AD+using+the+%27mail%27+attribute )  You would also be able to do this in Shibboleth with some changes to the attribute resolver/filter configurations. 


Message from gibson_brian@wheatoncollege.edu

Hi Travis,

Thank you for the suggestion, I just ran that code against my account and it does set my friendly address as my default "From:" address when I send out email through the Gmail web interface but unfortunately for Calendar invites the message that gets sent out shows the meeting organizer as w00005414@wheatoncollege.edu :-(



On 1/17/2012 12:12 PM, Wooley, Travis wrote:

By setting the default send as alias. It helps with a lot of those kind of issues but is not the perfect solution.

 

Travis Wooley

Director of IT

Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

407-303-8100