Re: [Samba] List of Expired Accounts?
- Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:30:05 -0400
- From: Bill Baird via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Samba] List of Expired Accounts?
Scratch that. Spent a little more time on this, and got my NT4 pdbedit
script for expired accounts working! I'm still working on a script for
email alerts to users about expiring account. If anyone is interested, here
is my script. I need this for compliance reasons, since we need to disable
expired account and have a documented process for re-enabling.
It outputs an email like this:
*Searching for expired accounts...*
*username / password last set / disabled*
*username1 / Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:26:02 UTC*
*username2 / Mon, 14 May 2018 14:32:44 UTC / DISABLED*
*username3 / Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:50:30 UTC / DISABLED*
*username4 / Thu, 31 May 2018 13:30:09 UTC*
I run this as a cron job, so I put things in a shell script & perl script.
In the shell script, make sure to properly set the location of your pdbedit
tool, perl script and to/from email addresses. System must be configured so
the "mail" command works...otherwise you might need some configuration
/usr/local/samba/bin/pdbedit -Lv | /usr/bin/perl pdb-expired-ad.pl |
/bin/mail -r xxx@xxxxxxx -s "Expired Accounts" xxx@xxxxxxx
$now = time();
$now = $now - (7776000); #current time minus 90 days in seconds, which is
our max password age
print "Searching for expired accounts...\n";
print "username / password last set / disabled\n\n";
if (/Unix username:\s*(.*)/) #get username
$username = $1;
$disabled = 0;
$machine = 0;
$service = 0;
if (/Account Flags:\s*\[.*W.*\s*\](.*)/) #ignore if computer account
$machine = 1;
if (/Account Flags:\s*\[.*X.*\s*\](.*)/) #ignore if set for no password
$service = 1;
if (/Account Flags:\s*\[.*D.*\s*\](.*)/) #set variable if account is
$disabled = 1;
if (/Password last set:\s*(.*)/) #get password last set date and
convert it. output username if set more than xx days (set at top). if
disabled, output DISABLED
$expiry = $1;
$change = str2time($expiry);
if ( ( ($service != 1 && ($machine != 1)) && $expiry !~ /^never/)
&& $change <= $now)
print "$username / $expiry";
if($disabled == 1)
print " / DISABLED\n";
On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 9:22 AM Bill Baird <Bill.Baird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Is there a built-in command to get a list of all expired accounts, or
> output a list of all users and expiration date? All the scripts I find seem
> to be PowerShell scripts that relay on some "Web Service" that I don't have
> or do one user at at time.
> Or if anyone has a script they are willing to share, that would be greatly
> appreciated. I'm primarily looking for a way to see all expired accounts,
> and then if possible get a script setup to email users as accounts are
> expiring (my scripts from my Samba NT4 days sadly no longer work).
> I'm on Samba 4.8.5 running as an AD DC.
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