[RFC] LDAP user management tools

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Wed Oct 13 21:12:11 GMT 1999

I'm in the process of building some tools
for manipulating users in a Samba LDAP account
backend.  This will mostly likely be ing Perl
using the Mozilla::LDAP module.

Here's the RFC...

Right now, I have an quick and dirty script to upload 
a smbpasswd file to the LDAP server.  My plan are to 
also include tools for...

   * add / deleting accounts
   * enabling / disabling accounts
   * setting passwords
   * updating account information


I know that I could just extend .../bin/smbpasswd, but
writing the scripts in Perl would also allow for a Perl/TK
GUI that could run on any platform for the most part (Windows, 
Solaris, Linux, etc...)  This would basically be a Usrmgr 
type interface with the headache of RPC and named pipes.

What say everyone?  is there enough interest for this?
>From my part of view the automation scripts come first
and the GUI later.

Comments, suggestions and/or help welcome,
                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at eng.auburn.edu             http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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