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UNSW Active Directory
Active Directory is a service developed by Microsoft that is often used in organisations to manage user accounts, groups, and computers on a network. You would most likely have seen this in your high school and even primary school! i.e. NSW DET for all NSW Schools.
At UNSW, you might have wondered why when you log in it’s zXXXXXXX@ad.unsw.edu.au. That ad stands for Active Directory!.
Anyway, so what can we do with this? Correlate and find information!
zID, names, email addresses, library card numbers, (some) course enrolment information, the last time you logged in and changed your password…
There’s a npm package that someone wrote called
unsw-ldapwhich wraps over UNSW’s Active Directory
There’s a script on the CSE logon servers at
/usr/local/bin/priv, however it is not intended for students so most functions are restricted.
Finding Student Information
priv acc (or just
acc) reveals your zID, CSE user ID, enrolled classes (courses), name, and email address (amongst other not so useful pieces of information)
priv acc- Shows your own user
priv acc zXXXXXXX- Shows another user
[CSE] Finding People In A Course
Usage: members [options]
-z, --zid Sort by zid -u, --show-username Show primary username -e, --show-email Show UNSW email -l, --list List matching groups -?, --help Show this help message