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metabase-profile - create a metabase profile


  $ metabase-profile -o myprofile.json
  Enter full name: John Doe
  Enter email address:
  Enter password/secret: zqxjkh
  Writing profile to 'myprofile.json'


The metabase-profile program makes it easy to create a user profile for submitting facts and reports to a Metabase server.

Valid options include:

  -o, --output  FILE      filename to save profile in
      --name    FULLNAME  full user name, eg "John Doe"
      --email   ADDRESS   user email address eg ""
      --secret  PASSWORD  password for authentication
  -h, --help              print man page

Unless an output filename is provided, the profile will be printed to STDOUT.

The profile contains a shared-secret password. Typically, when a Metabase server first receives a report from a new user profile, the shared secret is recorded and will be used to authenticate subsequent submissions. This file should not be shared publicly or made group or world readable.

Use the resulting profile according to the instructions of your Metabase client program. You may wish to copy it across computers if you would like to be identified consistently when submitting reports from different locations.



Copyright (c) 2009 by David A. Golden

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