Custom adduser function...

Channel21 Python Team python at channel21.com
Wed May 10 20:57:00 CEST 2000


for some reason, the -p option does not actually set the password to what we
think it is. I.E., if you run "/usr/sbin/useradd -p passwordval usernameval"
it doesn't actually set the password to passwordval...

try it on your machine, then go to log in as the user - you'll see what I
mean...

what do you think to do?

> ----------
> From: 	Jeff Bauer[SMTP:jbauer at rubic.com]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, May 10, 2000 1:59 PM
> To: 	Channel21 Python Team
> Cc: 	python-list at python.org
> Subject: 	Re: Custom adduser function...
> 
> Channel21 Python Team wrote:
> > ok - RedHat 6.2
> > need to have a function w/ 2 args (username,password) 
> > which will create a system account w/ the username 
> > and passwd passed in... any ideas?
> 
> The easiest way is to probably pass the arguments
> to /usr/sbin/useradd via os.command().  Sample code 
> below.
> 
> I would probably add keyword arguments to support
> the other account options (i.e. uid, group, shell,
> home, comment, expire, etc.)
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Jeff Bauer
> Rubicon Research
> 
> ---
> 
> #!/usr/bin/python
> import os, sys
> 
> def adduser(username, password):
>     cmd = "/usr/sbin/useradd -p %s %s" % (password, username)
>     os.system(cmd)
> 
> if __name__ == '__main__':
>     usage = "usage: %s username [password]" % \
>             os.path.basename(sys.argv[0])
>     if len(sys.argv) < 2:
>         print usage
>         sys.exit(1)
>     username = sys.argv[1]
>     if len(sys.argv) > 2:
>         password = sys.argv[2]
>     else:
>         from getpass import getpass
>         password = None
>         while password is None:
>             p1 = getpass("Password for user '%s':" % username)
>             p2 = getpass("Re-enter user '%s' password:" % username)
>             if p1 == p2:
>                 password = p1
>             else:
>                 print "Passwords don't match."
>     adduser(username, password)
> 
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