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jiewmeng on 11/29/11


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Create Linux User with Geneated Password and MySQL User

 / Published in: Bash


> newuser.bash [username]

What it does

  • Generates a random password with makepasswd
  • Encrypts it with mkpasswd for use with useradd
  • Adds the user
  • Adds a MySQL Database for user
  • Adds a MySQL User for user
  • Grants all privileges to user to his/her database

Sample Output

[email protected]:~$ ./newuser.bash test1
Creating user: test1
Password: zV8MDMRh
[sudo] password for km: 
Creating mysql user & database for test1

Short demo on Screenr (1min)

  1. #!/bin/bash
  2. echo "Creating user: $1"
  3. PASSWD=`makepasswd --char=8`
  4. echo "Password: $PASSWD"
  5. ENPASSWD=`mkpasswd $PASSWD`
  6. sudo useradd $1 -d "/var/www/$1" -g devs -m -p "$ENPASSWD"
  8. echo "Creating mysql user & database for $1"
  9. mysql -u root --password=km123 -e "CREATE DATABASE $1; CREATE USER $1 IDENTIFIED BY '$PASSWD'; GRANT ALL ON $1.* TO '$1'"

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