Convert passwd into freeside

Ivan Kohler ivan at
Sat Mar 13 20:46:03 PST 1999

On Sat, Mar 13, 1999 at 09:59:46PM -0500, Bao C. Ha wrote:
> How do I convert my passwd file into freeside.


> I did the svc_acct.import, and it imports into accounts.
> However, it is not linked to the customer.  How do I go
> about to link the accounts to customers?

See htdocs/docs/legacy.html:

	 Importing customer data 
	                Add a new customer 
	                Add one or more packages for this customer 
	                Enter a package by clicking on the package number 
	                Pick the `Link to existing' option 
	           Batch - You will need to write a script to import your
			particular legacy data. You can use
	           eg/TEMPLATE_cust_main.import as a starting point. 

> Are there utilities to do it automatically?

Such utility would be specific to a certain type of customer data; which
doesn't come in a mostly standard format like a passwd file.

That notwithstanding the process could be made easier.

Ivan Kohler <ivan at> - finger for PGP key - <moc.dsis at navi> Relhok Navi
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