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Console#

i-doit has a Command Line Interface (CLI) with which you can carry out various tasks. For example, the CLI is required for Cronjobs and can be applied for the automation of work steps.

First Steps#

The CLI can be found in the i-doit installation directory, for example at /var/www/html/. Within this directory the CLI has to be activated with the same permissions as the Apache webserver. Under Debian GNU/Linux this is the user called www-data. You can achieve the permissions with sudo:

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cd /var/www/html/
sudo -u www-data php console.php

Under Windows you also have to change to the installation directory. As the permissions of the webserver are not an issue, the start of php.exe, which has to stand in the path of the user, is sufficient.

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cd C:\xampp\htdocs
php.exe console.php

When you execute the CLI without further arguments, the general help is displayed:

Available commands
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    i-doit console utility 29

    Usage:
    command [options] [arguments]

    Options:
    -h, --help            Display help for the given command. When no command is given display help for the list command
    -q, --quiet           Do not output any message
    -V, --version         Display this application version
        --ansi|--no-ansi  Force (or disable --no-ansi) ANSI output
    -n, --no-interaction  Do not ask any interactive question
    -v|vv|vvv, --verbose  Increase the verbosity of messages: 1 for normal output, 2 for more verbose output and 3 for debug

    Available commands:
    addon-activate                      Activate add-on
    addon-deactivate                    Deactivate add-on
    addon-install                       Install add-on
    addon-list                          Shows list of installed addons
    admin-center-password-reset         With this command you can reset the Admin-Center password
    auth-cleanup                        Cleanup all auth paths
    clear-credentials                   It removes both attributes username and password from the users "login" category
    completion                          Dump the shell completion script
    contracts-outdated                  Updates status of outdated contracts
    extend-contracts                    Automatically extend the runtime of not-cancelled contracts
    help                                Display help for a command
    import-csv                          Imports CSV formatted files (Using a predefined CSV Import filter, defined in the GUI)
    import-csvprofiles                  List all available csv profiles
    import-hinventory                   Imports files formatted in the hInventory XML syntax
    import-jdisc                        Imports data from a JDisc server (SQL server access is defined in the GUI)
    import-jdiscdiscovery               Triggers a JDisc discovery (API Access to the JDisc server is defined in the GUI)
    import-syslog                       Imports data from a Syslog server textfile to the i-doit Logbook
    import-xml                          Imports files formatted in the i-doit XML syntax
    install                             Install the i-doit application
    jdisc-create-server                 Creates a JDisc server, based on given input
    ldap-sync                           Synchronizes LDAP user accounts with i-doit user objects
    ldap-syncdn                         Synchronizes LDAP user DN attributes with i-doit user objects (Only needs to be run when migrating between different LDAP sources)
    license-add                         Add license into i-doit
    license-assign                      Assign hosting license to i-doit tenant
    license-import                      Import licenses from the i-doit server
    license-key                         Set license key for i-doit
    license-list                        List of the licenses:  id, type of license, assigned tenant, organization, valid from, expire date, amount of licensed objects, amount of used objects, licensed add-ons
    license-remove                      Remove license from i-doit
    list                                List commands
    logbook-archive                     Archives Logbook entries (Settings are defined in the GUI)
    migrate-uploaded-files              Migrates uploaded files in i-doit <v1.13 to v.1.14>
    notifications-list                  Lists all notification types and notifications for later usage
    notifications-send                  Sends out e-mails for notifications defined in the notification add-on
    report-export                       Executes an i-doit report and saves it to a file as CSV, TXT, PDF or XML
    search                              Triggers a search and gives the results as formatted text table
    search-index                        Deletes current search index and create it
    strip-description-html              With this command you can strip html tags in description field of all categories and objects
    sync-dynamic-groups                 Synchronize dynamic group members
    system-autoincrement                Changes the initial autoincrement value for all i-doit database tables (Affects everything, Object-IDs, category entries, etc. Use with caution!)
    system-categorycleanup              Purges optionally category entries that are in the state unfinished, archived or deleted
    system-checkforupdates              Checks for i-doit core updates
    system-convert-non-innodb-tables    Converts all tables which are not in INNODB to INNODB (Affects database encoding. Use with caution!)
    system-convert-non-utf8-tables      Changes all non-UTF8-tables to UTF8 (Affects database encoding. Use with caution!)
    system-location-fix                 Performs the location fix from the systemtools GUI
    system-objectcleanup                Purges optionally objects that are in the state unfinished, archived or deleted
    system-objectrelations              Regenerates all object relation names
    system-refresh-table-configuration  Refreshes all available list configurations (object types and categories)
    tenant-create                       Create tenant in i-doit
    tenant-disable                      Disables the tenant with specific id
    tenant-enable                       Enables the tenant with specific id
    tenant-list                         Shows list of available tenants
    tenant-remove                       Remove the i-doit Tenant
    uninstall                           Uninstall the i-doit application
    update                              Update the i-doit application

Authentication Process#

In order to access i-doit via the CLI an authentication is required for most of the commands. For this purpose, you hand over a user name, the appropriate password and the desired tenant ID. With a default installation, in most cases the latter is "1".

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cd /var/www/html/
sudo -u www-data php console.php [COMMAND] --user admin --password admin --tenantId 1 [FURTHER OPTIONs]

The user "controller"

We recommend creating a dedicated user in i-doit for the application of the CLI. If this user is to be configured as local user, create it as object of the type Persons with the desired credentials in the Persons → Login category. This user should receive admin rights. The rights assignment can be carried out through allocation to the predefined Person group Admin.

Help#

Often commands are accompanied by further arguments. Therefore each command provides a help via --help:

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cd /var/www/html/
sudo -u www-data php console.php search --help

Furthermore, some commands provide examples via --usage.

Commands#

Command pro Version open Version Add-on Description
addon-activate yes yes - Activate add-on
addon-deactivate yes yes - Deactivate add-on
addon-install yes yes - Install add-on
addon-list yes yes - Shows list of installed add-ons
admin-center-password-reset yes yes - Reset the password for the Admin Center
auth-cleanup yes yes - Clean up of authorization system
check_mk-export yes no Check_MK 1 Export of configuration files for Checkmk
check_mk-livestatus yes no Check_MK 1 Write actual status from Checkmk into log book
clear-credentials yes yes - Removes user credentials
CompileDocuments yes no Documents Compile Documents
completion yes yes - Dump the shell completion script
contracts-outdated yes yes - Updates status of outdated contracts
documents yes no Documents Create and export documents
extend-contracts yes no - Extends Contracts with last cancellation date in the past
help yes yes - Displays the help for a command
import-csv yes no - Import data from a CSV file
import-csvprofiles yes no - List all CSV import profiles
import-hinventory yes yes - Import data from h-inventory
import-jdisc yes yes - Import data from JDisc Discovery
import-jdiscdiscovery yes yes - Start a scan in JDisc Discovery
import-syslog yes yes - Import data from a Syslog into the i-doit logbook
import-xml yes yes - Import data from XML
install yes yes - Install the i-doit application
ldap-sync yes yes - Import persons and person groups from an LDAP directory or Active Directory (AD)
ldap-syncdn yes yes - Synchronize the distinguished name (DN) of the users (see LDAP category) from an LDAP/AD
license-add yes no - Adds a license for i-doit (in progress)
license-assign yes no - Assigns a hosting license to a client (in progress)
license-import yes no - Imports licenses from the i-doit Server (in progress)
license-key yes no - Sets a license key for i-doit (in process)
license-list yes no - Lists all licenses with all information (ID; product; type; start date; end date; licensed objects; licensed clients; environment)
license-remove yes no - Removes licenses from i-doit
list yes yes - List console commands
logbook-archive yes yes - Archive logbook entries
maintenance yes no Maintenance Sends notifications of scheduled maintenance from the Maintenance Add-on
migrate-uploaded-files yes yes - ---
nagios-export yes no Nagios Export Nagios configuration
nagios-ndoutils yes no Nagios Write actual status from Nagios into logbook
notifications-list yes yes - List all notifications types and notifications for later usage
notifications-send yes yes - Send notifications per e-mail
report-export yes no - Export a report as file
search yes yes - Search in i-doit
search-index yes yes - Create/ renew search index
strip-description-html yes yes - With this command you can strip html tags in description field of all categories and objects
sync-dynamic-groups yes yes - Synchronize dynamic group members
system-autoincrement yes yes - Set auto_increment of MariaDB-/MySQL tables to a positive integer value
system-categorycleanup yes yes - Purges optionally category entries that are in the state unfinished, archived or deleted
system-checkforupdates yes yes - Search for i-doit updates
system-convert-non-innodb-tables yes yes - Converts all tables that are not in INNODB to INNODB (Affects the database coding. Use with caution!)
system-convert-non-utf8-tables yes yes - Converts all non-UTF8 tables to UTF8 tables (Affects database encoding. Use with caution!)
system-location-fix yes yes - Executes the location correction from the GUI on the console
system-objectcleanup yes yes - Clean up objects
system-objectrelations yes yes - Recreate object relations
system-refresh-table-configuration yes yes - Refresh all available list configurations (object types and categories)
tenant-create yes no - Add a new tenant
tenant-disable yes yes - Deactivate an existing tenant
tenant-enable yes yes - Activate an existing tenant
tenant-list yes yes - List all available tenants
tenant-remove yes yes - Remove an existing tenant
uninstall yes yes - Uninstalls i-doit
update yes yes - Installs i-doit updates
workflows-process yes no Workflow Process all workflows, send e-mails and create new tasks from checklists