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grab-account - add new account synchronised to remote system

GRAB-ACCOUNT(8) chiark utilities GRAB-ACCOUNT(8)

NAME

grab-account - add new account synchronised to remote system

SYNOPSIS

grab-account local-user source [remote-user]

DESCRIPTION

grab-account reconfigures sync-accounts to start synchronising a specified local user (which may not yet exist) from a specified remote system, and then invokes sync-accounts once to synchronise from that source.
 
/etc/sync-accounts/createuser should contain a addhere line in the appropriate source section (ie, after host source). grab-account adds a
 
user local-user [remote=remote-user]
 
directive just before addhere and runs sync-accounts source.

EXIT STATUS

0
All went well.
any other
There were problems.

FILES

/etc/sync-accounts; See also sync-accounts(8).

ENVIRONMENT

See sync-accounts(8).

BUGS

There is no locking of /etc/sync-accounts so do not invoke grab-account from a script, or more than once at a time by hand. Do not edit /etc/sync-accounts by hand and also simultaneously run grab-account.
 
The mechanism involving addhere is suboptimal. This should be done with an include feature in sync-accounts, so that grab-account does not have to edit a configuration file that really belongs to the sysadmin.

AUTHOR

grab-account and this manpage are part of the sync-accounts package which was written by Ian Jackson <ian@chiark.greenend.org.uk>. They are Copyright 1999-2000,2002 Ian Jackson <ian@davenant.greenend.org.uk>, and Copyright 2000-2001 nCipher Corporation Ltd.
 
The sync-accounts package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3, or (at your option) any later version.
 
This is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
 
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, consult the Free Software Foundation's website at www.fsf.org, or the GNU Project website at www.gnu.org.

SEE ALSO

sync-accounts(8), sync-accounts(5), passwd(5)
14th July 2002 Greenend