Massive wireless user adding on Cisco WLC using Linux BASH

Just an easy script to massive add guest user on a Cisco WLC using Linux BASH:

while read line; do
	LIFETIME=86400
	USER=$(echo $line | sed 's/[^ a-zA-Z0-9]//g' | tr 'A-Z' 'a-z' | sed 's/\(^[a-z]\).* /\1/g')
	PASS=$(cat /dev/urandom | tr -dc "A-Za-z0-9" | head -c 10)
	echo "config netuser add $USER $PASS wlan 6 userType guest lifetime $LIFETIME description \"$line\""
done < user_db

Few notes:

  • user_db contains all users in the form (only A-Z and a-z chars are used):
John Doe
Jane Roe
  • lifetime is 1 day;
  • user takes the first char from First Name and the Last Name:
jdoe
jroe
  • password is an alphanumeric strings 10 chars long;

It should be easy for everyone integrate this script where properly needed.

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 by Andrea.
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