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Old 09-09-2014, 09:29 AM   #1
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Which software to keep track of user accounts?


Hi all,

I am looking for a software that could help me keep track of user accounts. I have tens of users over multiple machines/operating systems/services, and I would like to keep track of the expiration dates of the accounts, the change in the account type, ...
Ideally, it should warn me when an accounts is going to expire, so that I can manually clean up the entries from certain services we have.
Is there any software which does this?
Thanks a lot in advance!
RR
 
Old 09-09-2014, 10:16 AM   #2
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Have you looked into LDAP? That's sort of what it's for.
 
Old 09-10-2014, 12:35 AM   #3
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My organization uses LDAP to manage the whole network, but it's definitely painful to use. I was looking for something much simpler, kind of logbook where to put names and expiration dates...
 
Old 09-10-2014, 05:27 AM   #4
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If you only really need to know if an normal acct is due to expire, its easy enough to write a program that runs in cron on each system and emails you the info.
(Assuming some kind of *nix).

If you've already got LDAP managing your accts, use the ldapsearch cmd to retrieve the info you need. Remember you only need to figure it out correctly once, then just wrap it in a script and cron the script.
http://linux.die.net/man/1/ldapsearch

Example howto https://community.oracle.com/thread/2011890?tstart=0
 
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Super, thanks a lot!
 
  


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