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The lazy administrator's tool to transfer crypted password from a SME Server to another
Transfer an user encrypted password fom one SME box shadow file to another box shadow file on SME servers (7.x/8.x). This tool is functionally equivalent some python script that allow this kind of manipulation. This could be used when the administrator do not know the plain password of its users and want to migrate a SME box. It can be run from the command line or called from an other script. It allows you, for example, to tranfert all your users password after creating them with lat-users and dump files obtains from the older box.
See /usr/doc/lazy-admin-tools/example.shadow for the format of the input file.
Smecontribs repository for SME Server
yum install --enablerepo=smecontribs smeserver-lazy_admin_tools smeserver-userpanel smeserver-mailsorting signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot
lat-shadow -a -c "username | encryptedPassword"
lat-shadow -a [-f] -i /path/to/password.list
The following options are supported:
-a, --add Add the encrypted passwords for user account to the server.
-c "Arguments", --command-line="Arguments" Take arguments from the command line. See the 'Arguments' section below for the various arguments that are accepted.
-f, --force Force update if password is not empty in the shadow file on the SME box
-h, --help Extended help for this tool
-i=FILE, --input-file=FILE Use the information from FILE to create or delete the user accounts. See /usr/doc/lazy-admin-tools for an example of an input file.
user* - Must contain only lower-case letters, numbers, hyphens, periods and underscores, and should start with a lower-case letter. Wildcards (* and ?) can only be used to delete users. password* - Encrypted Password for the user from the /etc/shadow file
* mandatory field
lat-shadow -a -c "harry | fdasf57ertg73sdf" Update empty password field in /etc/shadow for user 'harry' from the command line, with password entered.
lat-shadow -a -i /root/shadow.list Uses the arguments specified in /root/shadow.list to update user shadow encrypted password.
Please refer to /usr/doc/lazy-admin-tools/example.shadow for an example of an input file.
Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla and select the e-smith-lazy_admin_tools component or use this link .