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Re: user accounts

From: Maarten Ballintijn
Subject: Re: user accounts
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 10:37:50 -0500
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I was also looking at a way add/update user accounts to password files
with cfengine.  How extensive are these perl scripts?  How do you deal
with password changes?  Could something like that be added to cfengine?


On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 09:53:09AM +0100, wrote:
> We use it ourselves here at Oslo, in connection with various scripts, to copy 
> the
> 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
> etc.
> 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.
> Mark
> 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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