Edubuntu additions for small schools
jbianquetti at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 07:37:47 BST 2009
Why not use a LDAP backend? Central user management is always a good thing
2009/6/18 Mika Pflüger <mail at mikapflueger.de>
> Am Mon, 25 May 2009 11:26:57 -0400
> schrieb Andy Figueroa <figueroa at andyfigueroa.us>:
> > I, too, am a one-man IT department for a small school.
> > With the included Linux/Unix tools, additional tools don't seem to be
> > called for. Here is the script that I use to populate a fresh
> > install of Edubuntu with users. This only shows two users, but my
> > real script is 153 of users long. it's just a bash/shell script that
> > you run from the command line (as root, or with sudo, of course):
> > #!/bin/sh
> > useradd -m -G scanner,plugdev,audio,video,cdrom,games,fuse
> > -s /bin/bash cfreeman useradd -m -G
> > scanner,plugdev,audio,video,cdrom,games,fuse -s /bin/bash jbfreeman
> > echo "Run 'chpasswd < pw2' to establish initial password for new
> > user."
> > The second file (pw2) is just a text file listing users and their
> > passwords like this:
> > jbfreeman:notrealpw1
> > cfreeman:notrealpw2
> I thought it might be annoying to have to maintain two files and the
> idea of using OpenOffice sounded quite nice, so I created a little
> python script to add Users from a CSV-file. You can find it at:
> It would be nice if you could test this script (back
> up /etc/passwd, /etc/group and /etc/shadow first!) and tell me if I
> missed something.
> I think the issue with group memberships (groups
> scanner,plugdev,audio,video,cdrom,games,fuse) calls for a system wide
> solution: Just add
> to /etc/security/group.conf and all users logging in through gdm will
> be granted membership in all necessary groups.
> However, if this is not a solution for you, I could add a function to
> the script to provide a list of groups membership should be granted to.
> Any comments very appreciated.
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