[Deploying Sakai] [Building Sakai] Bulk loading of users into sakai

Steve Swinsburg steve.swinsburg at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 17:54:20 PDT 2010


Your best bet is the web services. You can use this Perl script:


to iterate over a CSV file and create user accounts. You'll need to adjust it for your environment.

In general you do not want to insert anything into the database manually.

See also here:

Down the track you might consider a Quartz job which can automate some of this for you.


On 27/10/2010, at 11:47 AM, <bruceballou at olk12.com> <bruceballou at olk12.com> wrote:

> Hello All,
> I am looking for someone who has found a way to load a lot of users at
> one time, as we have a lot of users that start at the same time, such as
> a multiple classes of 20 or more students.  We are entering them one at
> a time now, but this is very time consuming.
> I found a way of loading students via MySQL, but I have been told that
> some modules will not show up for users added this way. I update two
> (If someone can explain this, I would really appreciate understanding
> why this happens.)
> I am new to sakai and MySQL, so the more information I get the better I
> will understand the products.
> Thanx,
> Bruce
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