[RFC] LDAP user management tools

Stephen Waters swaters at amicus.com
Wed Oct 13 22:08:08 GMT 1999

cool. maybe SWAT integration down the road would be nice so i can just
use my nice browser to configure everything (smb.conf editing, usermgr,
server mgr, you know: the basics). 

just a thought,

stephen waters
amicus, inc.

Gerald Carter wrote:
> 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
> etc...
> 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,
> jerry
> ________________________________________________________________________
>                             Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter
> Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University
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