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Re: user accounts

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: user accounts
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 09:53:09 +0100 (MET)

We use it ourselves here at Oslo, in connection with various scripts, to copy 
password files around etc. We also use to check for files remaining from users
(like crontabs or mail files) which no longer belong to registered users.

SpoolDirectories / [Warn|Delete]NonUserMail


We use copy to install basic setup files (e.g. home/.cshrc )
We use some perl scripts to actually register new users in master
passwd and to reformat the password file between different unix flavours.
/etc/shadow is easy - it cna just be copied, but passwd is harder.


On 21 Feb, Katherine Morris wrote:
> Is anyone out there using cfengine to create/maintain/remove user accounts, 
> passwords and home directories??
> If so, can you share a little about how you're doing it... I've been charged 
> with taking NIS+ out of our environment, and am looking for a best practice 
> on how to maintain user accounts without it.  It would be nice to use 
> cfengine, because it's already on all of our systems. :))
> Thanks,
> Katherine
>  " ... and forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the 
> wind longs to play with your hair." -Kahlil Gibran

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