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       credential-sheets - Account Credential Sheets Tool


       credential-sheets [ [options] <CSV-file-1> [<CSV-file-2> [...]]  ]


       After  mass  import  of  user  accounts  (e.g. into LDAP) or mass creation of WiFi voucher
       codes, most site administrators have to create information sheets (or snippets) containing
       those new  credentials (like username, password, policy of usage, etc.).

       With  this  tiny  tool,  providing  these pieces of information to multiple users, becomes
       really simple. Account data is taken from a CSV file and the  sheets  are  output  as  PDF
       using easily configurable LaTeX template files.


       credential-sheets command accepts the following command line options:

       --help Display a help with all available command line options and exit.

              Name of the template to use.

              Render <x> columns per sheet.

              Render <y> rows per sheet.

       --zip  Do create a ZIP file at the end.

              Alternative ZIP file name (default: name of parent folder).

              Don't remove temporary files.


       The credential-sheets tool can handle any sort of column arrangement in given CSV file(s).
       It expects the CSV file(s) to have column names in their first line.

       The  given  column  names  have  to  map  to  the  "VAR-<column-name>"   placeholders   in
       credential-sheets's LaTeX templates.

       The shipped-with templates "students" and "teachers" can handle these column names:

         * login -- The user account's login id (uid)
         * lastName -- The user's last name(s)
         * firstName -- The user's first name(s)
         * password -- The user's password
         * form -- The form name/ID (student template only)
         * subjects -- Subjects taught by a teacher (teachers template only)

       The shipped-with template "wifivouchers" can handle these column names:

         * essid -- The WiFi network's ESSID (network name)
         * login -- The voucherĀ“s login id (if any)
         * code -- The voucherĀ“s login code
         * duration -- The validity period of a voucher code

       If  you create your own templates, you can be very flexible in using your own column names
       and template names. Only make sure that the column names provided  in  the  CSV  file(s)'s
       first  line  match  the  variables  used  in  the customized LaTeX template. See below for


       The  shipped-with  credential  sheets  templates  are  expected   to   be   installed   in
       ``/usr/share/credential-sheets/``   for   system-wide   installations.   When  customizing
       templates,   simply   place   a   modified   copy   of   any   of   those    files    into
       ``~/.credential-sheets/`` or ``/etc/credential-sheets/``. For further details, see below.

       The credential-sheets tool uses these *configuration* files:

         * header.tex (LaTeX file header)
         * <tpl-name>-template.tex (whereas <tpl-name> "students",
           "teachers" and "wifivouchers" are provided on default installations, this
           is extensible by defining your own template files, see below).
         * footer.tex (LaTeX file footer)

       Search paths for configuration files (in listed order):

         * $HOME/.credential-sheets/
         * ./
         * /etc/credential-sheets/
         * /usr/local/share/credential-sheets/
         * /usr/share/credential-sheets/

       You  can easily customize the resulting PDF files generated with this tool by placing your
       own template files, header and footer where appropriate.



       /etc/credential-sheets/*.tex (optional)

       $HOME/.credential-sheets/*.tex (optional)


       This manual and the credential-sheets tool itself has been  written  for  the  Debian  Edu
       project by Mike Gabriel <>.