We require creation of a script that populates an Expression Engine CMS
installation with members based on plain-text usernames and passwords stored
in a MySQL table.
The script should be installable via cron, check the table containing the
plain-text usernames and passwords for new entries and add new members to
Expression Engine. These newly-added users should be recognized as part of
the Members group.
The existing table schema for the table storing the plain-text usernames
and passwords can be altered but only for the addition of new data columns.
Modifying the current column definitions is not permitted.
Please note that Expression Engine does not permit direct addition of
plain-text passwords into its members table, and that insertion of new
members into Expression Engine requires multiple transactions.
Experience with Expression Engine a plus or required