[CentOS] LDAP Mail Notice
jiannma at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 03:37:40 EDT 2010
On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Sean Hart <boardnutz at blacklight.net> wrote:
>> Maybe what i said is not clear, because my English is too pool . Please
>> forgive me if my expression is not precise.
>> Doesn't matter what mail server you use, email is email.
>> The following is my environment :
>> Workspace Environment : CentOS 5.5 64bits , Using Openldap Server or
>> 389 LDAP Server
>> Mail Server : Windows Mail Server
>> For example :
>> If I create the new account called Tim on LDAP Server , and his password
>> is 123456 , and his mail address is tim at test.com
>> Then will send an E-mail to him to notice his information , like his name
>> and his passowrd.
>> So Would someone can give some suggestions ?
> Before we go any further on this, I'd like to give a very serious
> warning. It is NEVER a good idea to email a password. Email is, by
> definition, insecure.
Thanks for your advice . This is a test for the our company Intranet .
> I'm not familiar with 389 LDAP Server, and after a quick look, it would
> make sense for me to read up on it. Anyhow, my advice is going to come from
> the OpenLDAP side of things.
> I would:
> 1. Set up OpenLDAP (make sure to get a real certificate and require
> 2. If using Samba, set up the smbldap tools (
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smbldap-Tools), can be useful even if not
> using samba...
> 3. Start script (I'd use perl, since it's what I'm most familiar with)
> 1. Generate username (either collect from input or generate somehow
> 2. Generate password (There's a sub for that on the page referenced
> 3. Contemplate making sure that the username is unique, and group
> membership, etc.
> 4. call smbldap-useradd to add the user (add stuff like -m for the
> mail address, check the smbldap-useradd documentation for handy switches
> 5. Compose body of email to user (this is probably mostly static,
> but you will most likely want to substitute some variables like username,
> 6. send the email (sub on the page earlier)
> 7. I repeat, please don't email passwords... have them call you for
> them or something... email is the least secure thing on the damn planet
> 4. Sit back and have a beer, cuz yer done
> I'm happy to help if you need more.
I found the solution for sending mail to the new account .
It may use the perl script which calls the Net::SMTP module or Mail::Sender
module or Mail::Sendmail module to finish that .
And I had a test just now and this is ok .
Thanks all ..
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