Automated Linux/UNIX Workstation Objects creation

Hi Community,

does anyone knows about either automating Linux/UNIX Workstation Objects creation ? or scripting the task ?

Thanks,

Pascal

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  • You mean - without using "namconfig add" at the servers, which shall get Linux user management?

    You could of course write some script to add the Linux workstation objects into the tree or create an ldif file to import them into the tree, but that would not create the necessary configuration on each server. That is easiest accomplished by running namconfig. But of course you could create a template for /etc/nam.conf and copy that to all servers and afterwards reconfigure the services via ssh. Depends on the number of servers you need to configure, but for numbers below 100 I don't think, that the creation of such a script is worth the time spent to get that running smoothly.

  • Hi Prindl,

    didn't thought to "namconfig add", but were using iManager.
    that's a good idea, but I presume LUM group enabling remains a manual task, right ?

    Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. [A. Einstein]

  • Suggested Answer

    You could create a ldif file and import that, but I am not familiar with that task and if this a real reduction of work in the given situation. The group enabling can be quite streamlined, if you create a special group for the LUM-enabled users and add all groups/users, which shall be LUM-enabled to this group. Thus you need only one entry in each of your workstation-objects.