[Catalog-sig] feedback received from python.org trac

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Sat Mar 11 22:09:08 CET 2006

Tim Parkin wrote:
> This was posted on the psf.pollenation.net trac..
> Just forwarding on..  			
> ---------------------------------------------------
> Password reset needs improvement for Cheese Shop.
> If a registered user changes or closes an email accounts, then that user
> cannot get into the package submission site ever again ever, unless he
> reregisters. But that is the problem. The user's previously submitted
> package will exist as is for ever and ever or until someone deletes it.
> The problem is : When entering a user name to reset the password an
> email is sent to the old email which is closed. The email is bounced,
> returned, living only until some automated system destroys it but never
> to be received by anyone.

There's no way to resolve this.  The only way is for the person to 
contact a human and figure it out.  Or they can check ~/.pypirc, which 
has a plaintext password.  Maybe there needs to be a contact form or 
something on the forgotten password page.

Ian Bicking  |  ianb at colorstudy.com  |  http://blog.ianbicking.org

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