[Mailman-Developers] cookies

Harald Meland Harald.Meland@usit.uio.no
09 May 2000 21:12:49 +0200

[Ricardo Kustner]

> Hi,
> this was just suggested to me by somebody from mailman-users:
> > Please write a patch which puts the string "Cookie could not be set" on the
> > web page so that I can see that pressing submit will not work :-)
> i think thats a good point... it would safe some user questions if
> MM tells exactly why the authorisation failed.

While I agree that such a warning would be nice, I don't think it's
possible to do such things with cookies.

> I'm not sure if this subject has been touched already, but what
> allowing admins to choose between cookies and
> Basic-Authorization... it should be possible to use Basic-auth,
> right?

What is Basic-Authorization?  If it doesn't involve a HTTP POST of the
admin login page, I believe it will not work (out of the box, anyway).