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Old 02-21-2004, 05:02 PM   #1
BrianFFM
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Script to set userpassword


Hello all,

I have create a script to add a useraccount on my webserver. the script creates all directorys (html, cgi-bin, temp), set the permissions and send me a mail with all informations.

everything run ok but only the password.

export PASSWD=$(pwgen -1 -c -n)

now $PASSWD is the created password.

I try to use passwd or useradd -p

nothing is running .. can some on tell me how is the syntax ??

e.g

passwd -e $USERNAME $PASSWD (not running)
useradd -g ftpuser -d /var/www/$USERNAME -s /bin/ftp -m $USERNAME -p $PASSWD (not running)

Help please

Thanx, Brian
 
Old 02-23-2004, 10:33 PM   #2
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You should do run this script under root privilegies.
If you want do this through web, you must install smth. like 'sudo' program (http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/) and run this script through sudo, or to change the user, under which this script executes to 'root' (see chmod manual).
sudo is preferable way, i think.
Best Regards,
Oleg.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 04:52 AM   #3
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Thanx, I know this :-)

my problem is the syntax to set the password. in a commandline "passwd" ask for "new password" and "retype password" haw can I do this with a script ??

cheers, Brian
 
Old 02-24-2004, 05:19 AM   #4
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?
Best Regards,
Oleg.
 
  


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