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    Default Importing users from passwd/shadow file

    We currently run a simple sendmail mail system and are going to upgrade to zimbra (~ 6000 users). Is there anyway to import users and passwords using the command line using the passwd and shadow files? I know I can create a perl script to grab a listing of users from the passwd file but have no way of getting the password.

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    No, you won't be able to do this, unless you want to set the passwords to a known string (like "changeme") and force the users to change them on login.

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    Thanks. I was just curious cause I was told it is doable using OpenLDAP.

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    I'm not sure what you mean - you can create the users with a perl script, but your can't extract their passwords from the shadow file.

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