[ mailman-Bugs-1155455 ] SSL support broken: form posts hard coded to insecure URL

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Bugs item #1155455, was opened at 2005-03-03 00:09
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Category: security/privacy
Group: 2.1 (stable)
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Graham Leggett (minfrin)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: SSL support broken: form posts hard coded to insecure URL

Initial Comment:
After configuring mailman to be accessible from within
a secure webserver (httpd v2.1.3, RHEL3), if the
"create" option is used, the insecure http:// complete
website URL is encoded into the page form, thus
bypassing the secure webserver.

All forms should submit to relative URLs, which will
ensure that the correct website prefix is used.

The FAQ implies that mailman can be run on a secure
webserver and everything should "just work", however
this does not seem to be the case.


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>Comment By: Graham Leggett (minfrin)
Date: 2005-03-03 01:00

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No I have not - this was the problem.

Please could you add a section to the docs that points this
out about setting up SSL - it's way too easy to overlook a
tiny option such as this one.

In theory there is no need for mailman to post to an
absolute URL that I am aware of - is it possible to change
it to access relative URLs? This will make mailman
significantly easier to use on SSL sites.


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Comment By: Tokio Kikuchi (tkikuchi)
Date: 2005-03-03 00:48

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Have you set 
DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN = 'https://%s/mailman/'
in your mm_cfg.py ?
See 4.27 in mailman FAQ wizard:
http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py


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