Create user and email script

Discussion in 'Programming/Scripts' started by TheRudy, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. TheRudy

    TheRudy ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Just in case someone will need this, i've made a simple script for myself that creates new user and adds email to the system.

    Used in this setup: http://howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23522

    It's far from perfect but it sure simplifies the job of adding new email :)
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    
    # Creates new user and adds email to the list ;)
    
    echo "================================================";
    echo "Hey! This script is used for creating new email.";
    
    echo -n "Enter full email address and press [ENTER]: "
    read EMAIL
    
    PRE_EMAIL=$(egrep "^$EMAIL" /etc/postfix/virtusertable)
    if [ -n "${PRE_EMAIL}" ]
    then
            echo "Email already exists, please try again."
            exit 1
    fi;
    
    echo -n "Enter users name, used for system and press [ENTER]: ";
    read USER
    
    PRE_USER=$(egrep "^$USER" /etc/passwd)
    if [ -n "${PRE_USER}" ]
    then
            echo "User already exists, please try again."
            exit 1
    fi;
    
    echo -n "Enter folder name and press [ENTER]: ";
    read FOLDER
    
    PRE_FOLDER=$(egrep ":/home/$FOLDER:" /etc/passwd)
    if [ -n "${PRE_FOLDER}" ]
    then
            echo "Folder already exists, please try again."
            exit 1
    fi;
    
    echo -e "\nCreating user...\n";
    useradd -d /home/"$FOLDER" -m -g users "$USER" -s /bin/false
    passwd "$USER"
    echo -e "Adding email line to /etc/postfix/virtusertable \n"
    echo "$EMAIL" "$USER" >> /etc/postfix/virtusertable
    echo -e "Running postmap /etc/postfix/virtusertable command... \n"
    postmap /etc/postfix/virtusertable
    echo -e "Restarting Postfix... \n"
    /etc/init.d/postfix restart
    echo -e "User was successfully added!\n"
    
    Just save the file, chmod to 755 and run it. It will ask you for info it needs
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2008

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