[Mailman-Developers] openID enabled mailman

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Jun 13 12:03:53 CEST 2009

Malveeka Tewari writes:

 > 2. Sign in with existing openID login for your subscription
 > *1. Enable/Disable openID login for your subscription* *account*
 > For enabling and diabling the openID feature, the users login their
 > subscribed accounts as they do now for changing any of the subcription
 > options.
 > On this page if they enable the openID feature, they recieve an automated
 > reply with their openID identifier.
 > The password for the openID identifier is the same as that for the
 > subscription accounts. If they change their subscription passwords, their
 > openID password gets changed too.

I don't understand what you're trying to do.  The whole point of open
ID is delegating authorization to a third party.  If you want, you can
provide that service as well, but once you've enabled OpenID, you
shouldn't need a password for Mailman.  In fact, the Mailman password
should be disabled, as it is certainly less secure than OpenID at this
point in time.

 > I want to know if there's already an openID enabled version of
 > mailman available

The OpenID project has OpenID-enabled Mailman lists, but according to
Brad Knowles in the process of adapting Mailman to OpenID they broke a
lot of other features, and integrating their changes is non-trivial.

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