we have a setup consisting of 60+ hosts (solaris and linux). we would like to develop/install a tool that helps us with passwd resets, account creation/deletion, and other common user account mgmt tasks.
we have looked at webmin , puppet and AD-integration as potential solutions. but either they are too expensive, have too many holes (vulnerabilities) or our architecture does not permit such a deployment. so we are still looking.
our requirements are - 1. free and preferably oss. 2. doesn't need to have a web UI. could be a simple library/api that we can use to script up a user mgmt tool. 3. works with linux and solaris hosts.