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  • Query a user
ldapsearch -x uid="USERNAME_HERE"
  • Query user as root for more detailed info
ldapsearch -D "cn=root,ou=services,o=redbrick" -y /etc/ldap.secret uid=user
  • Find all users emails created by USERNAME
ldapsearch -x createdby="user" uid | awk '/uid:/ {print $2""}'
  • Check if something is backed up on NFS (/storage/path/to/file)

All useful LDAP scripts (edit user quota, reset user password, renew user accounts, etc) are located in the home directory of root on Azazel.

Log in as root on a server with local accounts:

sudo -i # (same password as localaccount account)


Onboarding New Admins

  • Create root ssh key for NixOS Machines
    Following creation of the key, add to the whitelist in nix configs.
ssh-keygen -t ed25519 # Generate key
cat ~/.ssh/ # Verify it's been created
ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/id_ed25519 # Copy to local account's ssh dir
ssh -i ~/.ssh/mykey # Verify that this key was copied

Access Passwordsafe (pwsafe)

Location of master password vault.


getpw will prompt you for the Master root password.

ssh localroot@halfpint
sudo -i # to log in as root with local user password
pwsafe # to list passwords
getpw <name_of_pass> # Grab password by name key | getpw pygmalion

SSH to Root on a NixOS Machine

  • From the account you generated your ssh key on (in nix configs) type:
ssh root@hardcase.internal


  • Install a temporary program
nix-shell -p [space seperated package names]
  • Run brickbot2 (running on Metharme)
cd brickbot2
source venv/bin/activate
python3 config.toml

Brickbot runs in tmux a -t 0 and can be restarted by pressing ctrl+c and running the above python command

Minecraft Servers

The Redbrick Minecraft server's are dockerized applications running on zeus on a server-per-container basis, using the tools on this GitHub Repo:

Repo is very well documented so have a look at the README but here's the basics:

NOTE: Local Root accounts must be added to the docker group before they can run the docker commands. usermod -a -G docker ACCOUNT_NAME

You can docker ps | grep minec to find the docker containers running the servers.

The docker compose files are located in /etc/docker-compose/services, Unmodded Vanilla compose for example is in /etc/docker-compose/services/minecraft_unmodded/

To see the configuration for the container you can do docker inspect CONTAINER_NAME_OR_ID

  • Interacting with the Server Console