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A set of tools to manage users from pam_mysql

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PAMMySQL Tools ist a suite to manage users for pam_mysql and libnss-mysql. It tries to mimic the behaviours of the linux tools user{add,mod,del} and group{add,mod,del}


To install simply run:

pip install PAMMySQLTools

This will install the scripts:

  • myuseradd
  • myusermod
  • myuserdel
  • mygroupadd
  • mygroupmod
  • mygroupdel


In the directory docs you can find an example config with all everything set. If you don’t set a value, the tools will assume the values in the original config as default values.

Running the Software

To display help for any of the scripts, start with the –help parameter

For example:

$ myuseradd --help
Usage: myuseradd [OPTIONS] LOGIN

  -b, --basedir BASE_DIR          base directory for the home directory of the
                                  new account
  -c, --comment COMMENT           GECOS field of the new account
  -d, --home-dir HOME_DIR         home directory of the new account
  -e, --expiredate EXPIRE_DATE    expiration date of the new account
  -f, --inactive INACTIVE         password inactivity period of the new
  -g, --gid GROUP                 name or ID of the primary group of the new
  -G, --groups GROUPS             list of supplementary groups of the new
  -k, --skel SKEL_DIR             use this alternative skeleton directory
  -K, --key KEY=VALUE             override /etc/login.defs defaults
  -M, --no-create-home / -m, --create-home
                                  do not create the user's home directory
  -U, --no-user-group / -N, --user-group
                                  do not create a group with the same name as
                                  the user
  -o, --non-unique                allow to create users with duplicate (non-
                                  unique) UID
  -p, --password PASSWORD         encrypted password of the new account
  -r, --system                    create a system account
  -s, --shell SHELL               login shell of the new account
  -u, --uid UID                   user ID of the new account
  --config CONF_PATH              path to the config file for this tool
  --help                          Show this message and exit.

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