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Old 01-13-2005, 12:50 PM   #1
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Question Create multiple accounts & SSH

Hi all,

I need to create a (large!) number of new user accounts on an FTP server. I have a list of names and (initial) passwords. Can anyone tell me how to use this file as parameter input to a script to do the create (an example would be nice!)? I want these users NOT to have shell access.

Also, as we will be using SSH, is it possible to create the keys in the same manner if I create a file of passphrases? This is because we don't want the users to have any shell access.

Many thanks,

Old 01-13-2005, 01:25 PM   #2
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Creating a script like that should be fairly simple, can you post an example line from your input file and a list of the commands you would run manually to create the user accounts.
Old 01-13-2005, 01:27 PM   #3
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this is quick and simple.


list=`cat /root/personList`;

for item in $list;
useradd $item;


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