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EASY SCRIPT: Change main username on an account

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by brandonk, Mar 2, 2003.

  1. brandonk

    brandonk Well-Known Member

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    I just finished transferring some accounts over to a new server. Unfortunately many of the accounts that I transferred had over 8 characters in their username (they were transferred from Ensim) so a ton of them failed.

    I compiled this little script to change the main username of a domain, as most of you know this feature is not available in WHM. The script changes the username and ALSO goes into every single file of theirs and changes the old path (/home/old user) to the new (/home/newuser) which should make the change unnoticeable to your clients (especially if they have cgi). It worked flawlessly for me.

    USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

    # old username
    $username1 =

    # new username
    $username2 =


    # edit /etc/passwd
    perl -pi -e "s/$username1/$username2/g" /etc/passwd

    # edit /etc/shadow
    perl -pi -e "s/$username1/$username2/g" /etc/shadow

    # edit /etc/group
    perl -pi -e "s/$username1/$username2/g" /etc/group

    # chaning cpanel file
    mv /var/cpanel/users/$username1 /var/cpanel/users/$username2

    # editing httpd.conf
    perl -pi -e "s/User $username1/User $username2/g" /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf
    perl -pi -e "s/Group $username1/Group $username2/g" /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf
    perl -pi -e "s&/home/$username1/&/home/$username2/&g" /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf

    # moving main directory
    mv /home/$username1 /home/$username2

    # replacing every instance of /home/username in every file in the new main directory
    # this will fix most cgi problems with changing directory paths
    # if you don't need this comment it out as it takes awhile
    find /home/$username1 -type f -exec perl -pi -e "s/\/home\/$username1/\/home\/$username2/g" {} \;

    # setting permissions
    chown -R $username2 /home/$username2
    chgrp -R $username2 /home/$username2

    # running necessary cpanel updates
    /scripts/updateuserdomains
    /scripts/mailperm
    /scripts/ftpupdate
     
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