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How to set uidNumber
« on: December 08, 2015, 06:05:29 pm »
How can I explicitly set the uidNumber of a new user?  The web interface doesn't allow this.  So I searched around and found a Perl script, which I modified a bit:

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use strict;
use warnings;

use EBox;
use EBox::Global;


my $global = EBox::Global->getInstance(1);
my $users = $global->modInstance('samba');


foreach my $user (@{$users->users()}) {
    my $username = $user->name();
    my $uidNumber = $user->uidNumber();
    print "$username :: $uidNumber\n";
    if ($username eq 'myusername') {
        $uidNumber = '1111';
    if ($uidNumber != $user->uidNumber()) {
        $user->set('uidNumber', $uidNumber);
        print "$username UID changed to $uidNumber\n";

my $prov = new EBox::Samba::Provision();

Now, first I create a user 'myusername' in the web interface.  If then I run the script once, I see the output

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Administrator :: 2500
Guest :: 2501
myusername :: 2502
myusername UID changed to 1111

However, how can I verify this actually worked?  Because when I run the script again, the output looks like this:

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Administrator :: 2500
Guest :: 2501

And this seems like the $users->users() list doesn't include myusername any more ...