On Tue, 02 Feb 2010, Sean Carolan wrote:
>> Any suggestions for migrating accounts from /etc/shadow into
>> database? I tried this LdapImport perl script but it threw a bunch of
>> errors and ultimately failed:
> At the time I did the initial import here, I put together a really ugly
> shell script that used a few cuts, greps and/or seds against the passwd
> and shadow files to build an LDIF, and then dumped it in with an
> ldapmodify command.
> It's actually easier than it sounds once you're familiar with the
> posixAccount schema and which passwd attribute maps to which LDAP
I only have eight or ten users who need accounts initially, we may
just have them enter their passwords by hand...
Incidentally I did try the openldap migrate_all_online.sh script that
is recommended here:
But it failed with a SASL error. I suppose that might be due to my
not having ssl setup?
If you got a SASL error, chances are it used the ldap[add|modify] from
OpenLDAP (which is generally what you'll get if you don't specifiy a
If you can find where it's calling it, add "-x" to the parameters, or
point it at the ldap[add|modify] provided with 389.