Migrate users from Zentyal (3.x) to NethServer


(Pascal Michard) #1

Does somebody know if it’s possible to migrate users from zentyal (3.x) to neth, including usernames and PW?
Maybe from a config backup?

Moving (?) from Zentyal to nethserver
(Bogdan Costin) #2

Hi Pascal and welcome,
I do not know if it is possible to import users.
You can try to join the Z 3.x server as a slave to NS master and then see if the users are migrated. (or manual via export of users and import but I do not know if it is also possible)

Maybe somebody with more LDAP knowledge can tell you.

Best regards

(Pascal Michard) #3

If zentyal is configured as slave it will delete all users/groups.
So some kind of ldap export import would be helpful. But my ldap skills are limited.

(Artem Fedai) #4

It seems to that ldap tree is wery different, you could check it with phpldapadmin , i wrote about it installation or use Ldapadmin for Win or Apache directory studio for linux or Mac. I suppose that you could try some export import above this utils . AFIK there is option in NS that you could import users from CSV file;)

(Artem Fedai) #5

So first You need export to ldif , then you could grub all passwords from users

(Pascal Michard) #6

nice thank’s. I’ll try it out and report if it’s working.

(Stefano) #7

NS can be a DC in a NT style, so I guess that zentyal would not connect to it as it expects a AD DC.

(Alessio Fattorini) #8

Could you export user on csv file? If it’s possibile then you can import them on NethServer

(Pascal Michard) #9

I’ll check it out, but what about the passwords I guess they are hashed. Is it possible to import the hashed passwords?

(Stefano) #10

I don’t think so

(Artem Fedai) #11

@Pascal_Michard as i have already said you could do it from LDAP , export from Zentyal edit for impoting password section only for users :slight_smile:

(Pascal Michard) #12

OK, thanks. I’ll try.

(Artem Fedai) #13

Give some export string for making script, it could be very usefull, maybe could integrate to WEB

(Michele Bortolotto) #14


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