Right, that's a good suggestion and should work in many use cases.

You will just miss attributes or modifications done inside FreeIPA server
framework plugins (e.g. conversion of DNS IDN name from punycode to unicode).

Martin

On 05/23/2014 02:39 PM, Chris Swingler wrote:
> Another alternative is to use Apache Directory Studio; it can dump most 
> objects out into a CSV, and you should be able to filter out only the data 
> you want. 
> 
>> On May 23, 2014, at 7:33 AM, Petr Vobornik <pvobo...@redhat.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On 23.5.2014 14:02, Bret Wortman wrote:
>>> Is the Python API documented anywhere? I've looked around without success.
>>
>> Not yet.
>>
>> For now, you can use IPA CLI for inspection:
>>
>> CLI commands are basically API commands, where `_` is replaced by `-`.
>>
>> List objects:
>>  `ipa help topics`
>>
>> List object commands:
>>  `ipa help $object`, e.g., `ipa help user`
>>
>> List command CLI options and parameters:
>>  `ipa $command --help`, e.g., `ipa user-mod --help`
>>
>> Map command params and options names to API option names:
>>  `ipa show-mappings $command`, e.g., `ipa show-mappings user-add`
>>
>> More can be read from code or by observing Web UI communication in browser 
>> developer tools - network tab.
>>
>>
>> Then the python syntax is ~
>> args = ['arg1', 'arg2']
>> options = dict(option1="foo", option2="bar")
>> api.Command['command_name'](*args, **options)
>>
>> HTH
>>
>>>
>>>> On 05/23/2014 07:54 AM, Martin Kosek wrote:
>>>>> On 05/23/2014 06:42 AM, Sanju A wrote:
>>>>> Dear All,
>>>>>
>>>>> Is there any command to export the user and host list to a csv or
>>>>> text format
>>>> There is no such command out of the shelf, I would personally just
>>>> write a
>>>> short Python script to export the hosts (or anything else) in a format
>>>> I need.
>>>>
>>>> Example for host:
>>>>
>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>> #!/usr/bin/python2
>>>>
>>>> from ipalib import api
>>>> api.bootstrap(context='exporter', debug=False)
>>>> api.finalize()
>>>> api.Backend.xmlclient.connect()
>>>>
>>>> hosts = api.Command['host_find']()['result']
>>>>
>>>> for host in hosts:
>>>>    print host['fqdn'][0]
>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>>
>>>> This will print one host for each new line.
>>>>
>>>> Martin
>> -- 
>> Petr Vobornik
>>
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