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Author Topic: MASS Password reset tool for Unix and Linux servers  (Read 5343 times)

Mizraim

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MASS Password reset tool for Unix and Linux servers
« on: May 07, 2008, 10:17:00 AM »
In my job, I have to do a lot of user password resets for multiple clients, on multiple servers. I was wondering if there was a tool or an application that can be made, or already has been made, to enter in the information and have it do it over multiple servers?

Example:

YOUR ID: johndoe
CLIENT ID: janedoe
Machine(s): server1, server2, server3, server4
YOUR PASS: password
NEW PASS: password


To do this manually, you'd have to enter something like this:

>ssh server1
(password prompt)
>sudo /usr/bin/passwd (userID)
(password prompt)
>exit

>ssh server2
(password prompt)
>sudo /usr/bin/passwd (userID)
(password prompt)
>exit

And so on. So if there is anyway to code this to work on Linux/Unix machines I'd really appreciate the help, and so would my co-workers.

Any questions, feel free to send me a PM.

Miz



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Re: MASS Password reset tool for Unix and Linux servers
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 11:29:42 AM »
Something like Tentakel may work for you.... See this link for some info:

http://www.cyberciti...servers-part-ii.html

Mizraim

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Re: MASS Password reset tool for Unix and Linux servers
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 08:54:36 AM »
Unfortunately, we work on Windows platform systems and use PuTTY to connect to the servers. I read through the information and it looks like this needs to be both installed and run from a Linux/Unix system. I appreciate the link though. 8)

Any Linux/Unix shell scripters out there that can help me create a mass password tool? :up: