[Deploying Sakai] Bulk users load

Steve Swinsburg steve.swinsburg at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 04:39:05 PDT 2010

Hi Tseliso,

As for a button in the UI, this is already requested here: http://jira.sakaiproject.org/browse/SAK-18450

For the web service Perl script, you need to enter in the correct URL for your server, and the admin username and password. But you also need to enable the web services on the system, so this isn't really a non-techie solution.

You could try using the test-connection.pl script to check if you are doing it right.


On 16/08/2010, at 9:31 PM, Tseliso Molukanele wrote:

> Hi Steve
> Thanks for the quick reply.
> Does this mean I should give up in looking for an existing non-technical solution meant for non-technical administrators, i.e a button on the web interface with a upload CSV file functionality.
> I see the perl script "create-users.pl" is the one loading the users and I think it is indeed an example of what I need.
> the bad news is that the addresses
> 'http://XXXXXXXXXXXXX:8080/sakai-axis/SakaiLogin.jws?wsdl
> 'http://XXXXXXXXXXXXXX:8080/sakai-axis/SakaiScript.jws?wsdl
> where xxxxx is my machine do not point to anything.  I can get to http://xxxx:8080/sakai-axis/ but not any further.  not having any previous work on Sakai web services I'm cant tell what i'm doing wrong
> On 16/08/2010 13:11, Steve Swinsburg wrote:
>> Hi,
>> You can use the webservices or write a custom Quartz job. I have a Perl script to do exactly what you need here:
>> https://source.sakaiproject.org/contrib//swinsburg/webservice-scripts/
>> which loads user data from a CSV file.
>> cheers,
>> Steve
>> On 16/08/2010, at 8:22 PM, Tseliso Molukanele wrote:
>>> Hi All
>>> What is the most convinient way to bulk upload Sakai users into Sakai assuming a new system and thousands of new users.
>>> Three options come to mind and I'm not sure if they are all possible and where to find the specific solutions
>>> Existing functionality in the "User", "User Membership" or other stable tools
>>> Writing a new tool or enhancing already existing tools
>>> Using direct database load
>>> Thank you,
>>> Tseliso
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