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From "Jeff White" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Creating a password from an excel or text file
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2003 17:00:47 GMT
From: "David"

> Hi!!
> I understand to create a user ID and password for the basic
> authentication for my web server requires me to enter the each and
> user name-password sets from the command prompts.
> Suppose I have some 250 user accounts with different passwords to be
> created. How can I do this ?  Can I tell htpasswd.exe  to read the
> ID and password information from the file (say an Excel or just a
> text file delimited by tabs).


Read a Text File into an Array

Read Data from a Text File

Then call the password program like below:

Using the below link, skip down to this part:

The ability to run command-line tools

WSH Overview

For tons of information and for usage with Excel:*scripting*scripting

Microsoft Script Center

Windows 2000 Scripting Guide
Microsoft Windows 2000 Scripting Guide

System Administration Scripting Guide - samples scripts

Windows Script Host 5.6 documentation download


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