Since today is the day for announcements from the project ... we have
new command line tools! These will be shipped in F28, and our perl
tools will be removed in F29.
We have been hard at work on new cli tools for the project to replace
our perl scripts. Our tools are all based on the lib389 python
framework. We have three tools that we will ship:
Each tool has a different responsibility.
This tool will administer all local aspects of a system. It will
generally require root/dirsrv permissions. It's used for
starting/stopping the server, running local tasks like db2index,
db2ldif, ldif2db and others.
This tool administers an "online" instance. It's the tool that needs
cn=Directory Manager permissions, so it's focused on cn=config and
changes. Examples are configuring plugins, creating backends, adding
indexes, and checks for server configuration sanity.
This tool manages the content of a backend - and can even be used for
self service. This will populate sample data into a backend, it can
manage users, groups, ous, and more. Power users could even use it to
self enroll ssh keys or change their details in some organisations.
Each tool will come with extensive help options, and as we get closer,
we'll write more to help explain the new tools.
If you are interested in using these tools or contributing, please
contact us for more information,
Red Hat, Australia/Brisbane
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