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signat: check signatory status

Introduction

The signat script is used to look up the signatory status of people and student groups. This allows us to verify that the people who email us or come in to staff hours are really signatories for their group, and it also gives all the information needed to create group accounts with approve.

How it works

signat is an interface to the ocflib functions to query the CalLink API for group signatories. ocflib is also used to look up UIDs and OIDs in OCF LDAP and names in the university's LDAP directory service.

Usage

There are several different types of queries available through signat.

$ signat -h
usage: signat [-h] {uid,oid,user,name,group} ...

Find active student groups and signatories

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit

subcommands:

  {uid,oid,user,name,group}
    uid                 Look up the signatory status of a person by CalNet UID
    oid                 Look up the signatories of a group by CalLink OID
    user                Look up the signatory status of an OCF user
    name                Look up the signatory status of a person by name
    group               Look up the signatories of a group by group name

group and name are the easiest queries to use when a group or signatory doesn't already have an OCF account. These perform a keyword search for people or groups by name.

$ signat name N Impicciche
Searching for people... Found 1 entry.
Searching for signatories...

NICHOLAS DANIEL IMPICCICHE (1032668)
====================================
Group                    Accounts                       OID
-----------------------  ---------------------------  -----
Open Computing Facility  decal, linux, ggroup, group  46187

$ signat group free
Searching for groups... Found 2 entries.
Searching for signatories...

Free Ventures (91915)
Group accounts: free
=====================
Signatory                   UID
----------------------  -------
KEYAN SARRAFZADEH       1004456
DAMINI SATIJA            995579
Jasmine Chiman STOY      995773
AMRIT MAHADEVAN AYALUR  1027142

Students for a Free Tibet at Berkeley (46707)
Group accounts: n/a
=============================================
Signatory               UID
------------------  -------
SANGMO TENZIN ARYA  1035554
DORJEE TASHI        1110958
TENZING DOLMA       1027935

user looks up an OCF account and prints the signatories for a group account or the signatory status of an individual account.

$ signat user nickimp
NICHOLAS DANIEL IMPICCICHE (1032668)
====================================
Group                    Accounts                       OID
-----------------------  ---------------------------  -----
Open Computing Facility  decal, linux, ggroup, group  46187

$ signat user free
Free Ventures (91915)
Group accounts: free
=====================
Signatory                   UID
----------------------  -------
KEYAN SARRAFZADEH       1004456
DAMINI SATIJA            995579
Jasmine Chiman STOY      995773
AMRIT MAHADEVAN AYALUR  1027142

The other two queries, uid and oid, don't offer much convenience, but complete the spectrum of useful queries.

$ signat uid 1032668
NICHOLAS DANIEL IMPICCICHE (1032668)
====================================
Group                    Accounts                       OID
-----------------------  ---------------------------  -----
Open Computing Facility  decal, linux, ggroup, group  46187

$ signat oid 91915
Free Ventures (91915)
Group accounts: free
=====================
Signatory                   UID
----------------------  -------
KEYAN SARRAFZADEH       1004456
DAMINI SATIJA            995579
Jasmine Chiman STOY      995773
AMRIT MAHADEVAN AYALUR  1027142