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The lazy administrator's tool to add user accounts


      Creates or deletes user accounts on Mitel's SME servers (5.x/6.x/7.x/8.x).
      This tool is functionally equivalent to the 'User accounts' option in
      the server-manager, but can be run from the command line or called from
      an other script.  It allows you, for example, to create a large number
      of accounts in a batch process, or delete accounts on a remote machine
      via an ssh console.
      See /usr/doc/lazy-admin-tools/example.users for the format of the input

See /usr/doc/lazy-admin-tools/example.users 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-tools -a [-p] -c "user | first | last | password | department |
      company | street | city | tel | forward | email | uid | group1 [|
      lat-users -a [-p] -i /path/to/users.list
      lat-users -d [-f] -c "user"
      lat-users -d [-f] -i /path/to/users.list


The following options are supported:

      -a, --add
          Add a user account to the server.
        create pseudonyms firstname.lastname/firstname_lastname
      -c ""Arguments"", --command-line=""Arguments""
          Take arguments from the command line.  See the 'Arguments' section
          below for the various arguments that are accepted.
      -d, --delete
          Delete a user account from the server. Wildcards (* and ?) are
      -f, --force
          Don't prompt before deleting.
      -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
      -p, --passwords
          Generate random passwords for the users and write them to ./pass-
 If a password was supplied, this option will be ignored.
         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.
         first*     - First name
         last*      - Last name
         password   - Password for the user (in clear-text!)
         department - Department
         company    - Company
         street     - Street name and number
         city       - Zip & City
         tel        - Telephone number
         forward    - E-mail delivery: 'local', 'forward' or 'both'
         email      - Forwarding e-mail adres
         uid        - User ID. If omitted, a suitable uid will be generated.
         group(s)   - Group name(s) to which the user should be added. If the
                      group doesn't exist, it will be created.
         * mandatory field


lat-users -a -c "harry | Harry | Potter | Quidditch"
      Creates user 'harry' from the command line, with password 'Quidditch'.
lat-users -a -c "harry ||| Quidditch"
      Update the account 'harry' with the new password  'Quidditch'.
lat-users -a -n  -c "harry | Harry | Potter | Quidditch"
      Creates user 'harry' from the command line, with password 'Quidditch'
      and pseudonyms firstname.lastname/firstname_lastname
lat-users -a -i /root/users.list
      Uses the arguments specified in /root/users.list to create user
      accounts.  Please refer to /usr/doc/lazy-admin-tools/example.users for
      an example of an input file.
lat-users -d -f -c "user*"
      Deletes all user accounts that start with 'user'. All users and their
      files will be deleted without prompting (-f).
lat-users -a -p -i /root/users.list
      Creates user accounts as defined in /root/users.list and generates a
      random password for each user.  The names and passwords are written to
lat-users -a -c "ron | Ron | Weasley ||||||||| 6005"
      Creates user 'ron' with user ID 6005. All other fields (company,
      departments, etc.)  are left empty.
lat-users -a -c "ron | Ron | Weasley |||||||||| quiddich | dada "
      Creates user 'ron' and assigns him to groups quiddich and dada. If any
      of these groups doesn't exist, it will be created.

Known issues

Large user database

it has been reported that large user imports might be really long ( 60s per user in SME server already containing 4000 users) (see bugzilla:7545). This script is using sme internal processing. The purpose of doing so is to do everything that is included by other contribs.

S95ldap-update-simple is called with user-modify user-create, group-modify and group-create events. S56update-domain-group-maps is called with the same events. These events allow also the full creation of the user, but have the adverse effect to be really long during large user importation.

A workaround to avoid this could be to: - disable ldap in the db configuration during the import (if you have not enable ldap auth) - or temporally remove the link inside the events to this two scripts and create them back after import.

and revert bacj theses change after importation and then running the signal event once (user-modify)


Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla and select the e-smith-lazy_admin_tools component or use this link .