The Mac server account creation, permissions setting, and password generation tool
Got Users? Lots of them? Get them into your server the Mac way!
If you are system administrator handling hundreds or thousands of users, you realize
that manually creating all the users and setting all the file sharing permissions for
all your users is time-consuming without a tool to help. The Mac, not the administrator, is the machine.
With Mac OS X Server 10.2 and above, all account information must be in a specific delimited format
with descriptive headers before it can be imported. Although making the files in the right format
is not particularly hard, Passenger gives the ability to use pieces of imported data to form user
and group specific data, concatenate names, short names, and passwords.
- Power PC with G4 processor or greater
- Mac OS X Server 10.2 - 10.4 and above
|File Size:||5.86 MB|
|License:||Free to try, $60.00 to buy|
What Passenger does:
- Import Database Text
Passenger takes comma, colon, or tab-delimited text, basic LDF, Mac OS X Server & ASIP XML,
or forlder names of a user directory and imports names and other information to prepare for
import into a server or other user file management functions.
- Name Concatenation
You can import first, last, middle, and/or full name fields and use the menus to devise a
formulation for names/usernames, short names and repeating digit usernames using an arsenal
of replacement tags from various imported data fields.
- Generate Passwords
Password generation is done by a tough algorithm that takes a combination of the master
password and the username. Passwords created this way can be regenerated with the same
master password and username. Formulation is extremely configurable and with presets for
styles such as word-word or word number combination for security and easy memorization.
- Duplicate Checking
Duplicate checking is performed on Names/Usernames and short names against other imported
users and against those already on the server and including multiple short names.
- Set Account Parameters
It allows you to setup parameters for several servers or create your own parameters
using the custom text setup which you can then save as presets for later use.
- Export for Servers & Eudora Clients
Exports for Mac OS X Server, Macintosh Manager, Eudora client settings customization and
distribution, WebSTAR FTP, WebSTAR Web, Master Spell, Master Key, and user-defined customized export.
- Create Folders
Using the either name or short names you may generate folders with those names including nesting user
folders in group folders. You may even include to put folder names of your choice within these folders
such as "Documents" and "Preferences" for Macintosh Manager.
- Migrate Account Folders
Move documents and preferences from one set of account folders to another. Even if their names changed
(such as to short names), it is possible to move files to their new home. And once you get them there...
- Set Permissions
Set file-level permissions in batch for Mac OS X home directories as any user, locally or remotely.
Even save those sets as shell scripts so you can add them to your system crontab.
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