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Old 12-25-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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A simple Bash file for importing SAMBA users from a file


Hi

I need a a bash file that will import samba users and also create a default password.

I currently have a CSV file like this

Code:
username1, password1
username2, password2
username3, password3
.
.
.
I need a script that will take each username and password and execute something like the following command.

Code:
smbldap-adduser username1 -P password1
This should loop through each line from the CSV file in turn and execute this command automatically for me.

Any ideas?
 
Old 12-26-2008, 11:52 AM   #2
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Hi

I need a a bash file that will import samba ...<SNIP>...

This should loop through each line from the CSV file in turn and execute this command automatically for me.

Any ideas?
This is quick and dirty with no error checking. There are far better ways of doing this, but this will suffice or at least give you a place to start from.

Code:
#!/bin/bash
CSVFILE=/home/bob/filename.csv
SLAU=`which smbldap-adduser`
for i in `cat $CSVFILE|sed 's/, /,/g'`; do
        UN=`echo $i | cut -f1 -d','`
        PW=`echo $i | cut -f2 -d','`
        echo $SLAU $UN -P $PW
done
I left the echo in there so you could give it a test run with no danger, take the echo out and it will execute what it displayed during the test runs for real.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 10:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for that rweaver - worked great

I gave you the wrong command though. For anyone else using this script use smbldap-useradd not smbldap-adduser.

cheers
 
Old 01-05-2009, 08:06 AM   #4
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Thanks for that rweaver - worked great

I gave you the wrong command though. For anyone else using this script use smbldap-useradd not smbldap-adduser.

cheers
Glad it worked out for you, we had a good discussion about bulk user addition tools in this thread too you might find some items of interest.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...script-693777/
 
Old 01-31-2009, 04:51 AM   #5
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not working
 
Old 02-01-2009, 12:00 AM   #6
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not working
Not a useful reply.
 
Old 02-01-2009, 11:16 PM   #7
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Here is my file

Code:
#!/bin/bash
CSVFILE=/home/acep/Desktop/Import_Export/smbUsers.csv
SLAU=`which smbldap-useradd`
for i in `cat $CSVFILE|sed 's/, /,/g'`; do
        UN=`echo $i | cut -f1 -d','`
        #PW=`echo $i | cut -f2 -d','`
        $SLAU -a -m $UN
done
1. Change CSVFILE=/home/acep/Desktop/Import_Export/smbUsers.csv to the location of your csv file

Should work OK
 
Old 02-02-2009, 02:10 PM   #8
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Here is my file

Code:
#!/bin/bash
CSVFILE=/home/acep/Desktop/Import_Export/smbUsers.csv
SLAU=`which smbldap-useradd`
for i in `cat $CSVFILE|sed 's/, /,/g'`; do
        UN=`echo $i | cut -f1 -d','`
        #PW=`echo $i | cut -f2 -d','`
        $SLAU -a -m $UN
done
1. Change CSVFILE=/home/acep/Desktop/Import_Export/smbUsers.csv to the location of your csv file

Should work OK
Try putting an echo in front of the $SLAU

eg:
Code:
echo $SLAU -a -m $UN
Should give you a bit of diagnostic information on what is occurring... my initial guess would be you don't have 'which' or you don't have smbldap-useradd in your path.

Last edited by rweaver; 02-02-2009 at 02:11 PM.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 11:44 PM   #9
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[root@fs test]# ls
slua slup.csv smbldap-conf test1 useradd_smbpwd


[root@fs test]# cat slup.csv
sri, sri


[root@fs test]# cat slua
#!/bin/bash
CSVFILE=/root/test/slup.csv
SLAU=`which smbldap-useradd`
for i in `cat $CSVFILE|sed 's/, /, /g'`; do
UN=`echo $i | cut -f1 -d','`
#PW=`echo $i | cut -f2 -d','`
echo $SLAU -a -m $UN
done


[root@fs test]# ./slua
/usr/sbin/smbldap-useradd -a -m sri
/usr/sbin/smbldap-useradd -a -m sri


[root@fs test]# pdbedit -L sri
Username not found!


[root@fs test]#


any correction in this details?
 
Old 02-03-2009, 01:15 PM   #10
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<SNIP>


any correction in this details?
Code:
for i in `cat $CSVFILE|sed 's/, /,/g'`; do
Try manually using the command line it is echoing to the screen to add a user and see what happens.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 06:05 AM   #11
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That looks correct prakash0106.

Now remove the "echo" and the "#" in front of the PW command and execute the command for real.
 
Old 02-09-2009, 09:12 AM   #12
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hi,

thanks yaar, now its working.

1 small question i need smbldap-useradd with -g "Domain Users" -G (group name)(user name)

please give ur guide

sorry 2 disturb u........

prakash.m
 
  


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