Manual Reference Pages - USS_BULK (8)
uss_bulk - Executes multiple uss commands listed in a file (deprecated)
uss bulk -file <bulk input file>
[-template <pathname of template file>] [-verbose]
[-cell <cell name>]
[-admin <administrator to authenticate>] [-dryrun]
[-pwexpires <password expires in [0..254] days (0 = never)>>]
uss b -f <bulk input file> [-t <pathname of template file>]
[-v] [-c <cell name>]
[-a <administrator to authenticate>] [-d] [-s]
[-o] [-pw <password expires in [0..254] days (0 = never)>>]
The uss command suite is currently designed for cells using the
obsolete Authentication Server, and therefore is primarily useful for
sites that have not yet migrated to a Kerberos version 5 KDC. The
Authentication Server and supporting commands will be removed in a future
version of OpenAFS, which may include uss unless someone who finds it
useful converts it to work with a Kerberos version 5 KDC.
The uss bulk command executes the uss commands listed in the bulk
input file specified with the -file argument. If the bulk input file
includes add instructions that reference a template file, then the
-template argument is required.
To create a single account, use the uss add command. To delete one or
more accounts, use the uss delete command.
-file <bulk input file>
Specifies the pathname of the bulk input file. Partial pathnames are
interpreted relative to the current working directory. For details on the
files format, see uss_bulk(5).
-template <pathname of template file>
Specifies the pathname of the template file for any uss add commands that
appear in the bulk input file. Partial pathnames are interpreted relative
to the current working directory. For details on the files format, see
Produces on the standard output stream a detailed trace of the commands
execution. If this argument is omitted, only warnings and error messages
-cell <cell name>
Specifies the cell in which to run the command. For more details, see
-admin <administrator to authenticate>
Specifies the AFS user name under which to establish authenticated
connections to the AFS server processes that maintain the various
components of a user account. For more details, see uss(8).
Reports actions that the command interpreter needs to perform while
executing the command, without actually performing them. For more details,
Prevents authentication with the AFS Authentication Server, allowing a
site using Kerberos to substitute that form of authentication.
Overwrites any directories, files and links that exist in the file system
and for which there are also D, E, F, L, or S instructions
in a template file referenced by an add instruction in the bulk input
file. If this flag is omitted, the command interpreter prompts, once for
each add instruction in the bulk input file, for confirmation that it
should overwrite such elements. Do not include this flag if the bulk input
file does not contain add instructions.
-pwexpires <password expiration>
Sets the number of days after a users password is changed that it remains
valid, for each user named by an add instruction in the bulk input
file. Provide an integer from the range 1 through 254 to specify the
number of days until expiration, or the value 0 to indicate that the
password never expires (the default).
When the password becomes invalid (expires), the user is unable to
authenticate, but has 30 more days in which to issue the kpasswd
command to change the password (after that, only an administrator can
Suppresses the Authentication Servers prompt for the password of the
issuer or the user named by the -admin argument (the Authentication
Server always separately authenticates the creator of an entry in the
Authentication Database). Instead, the command interpreter accepts the
password via the standard input stream, as piped in from another
program. This enables the uss bulk command to run as part of unattended
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are
The following example command executes the instructions in the bulk input
file called new_students, which includes add instructions that refer
to the template file student.template. Both files reside in the current
% uss bulk new_students student.template
The issuer (or the user named by the -admin argument) must have the
privileges necessary to run the commands that correspond to instructions
in the bulk input file.
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