Is there any particular reason why there is no option (that I can find) to configure the web interface to use basic authentication instead of cookies?
I am just setting up a mailman site, and I know that I will have some admnistrators connecting from a web browser that supports basic authentication, but not cookies.
The local FreeNet uses a very old version of lynx that does not support cookies, and I want to allow those FreeNet users to use mailman.... However, when using lynx they are constantly prompted for the admin password, which makes the whole thing fairly unusable.
How can I disable the password requirement for list admin pages?
I am creating a site where everybody already has a login/password, and the Mailman CGI scripts are being "wrapped" in a set of PHP scripts that only allow you to see an admin page if you are logged in and have permissions.
To make it work properly, though, I need to make Mailman think that it already has the admin password without bringing up the admin password page. Any suggestions?