[Mailman-Developers] Who is the "site administrator"?

Terri Oda terri at toybox.ca
Sat Jan 24 05:13:41 CET 2015

On 2015-01-23, 7:12 PM, Andrew Stuart wrote:
> Is this defined in any way?
> Is there any concept that a given Mailman user has “site admin rights”?
> Or is the concept of the “site administrator” not realised in the application and just considered to be someone with operating system level access to the system that Mailman is running on?

In Mailman 2, there's no admin "users" in a typical sense but the site 
administrator is someone who knows the global password for a site and/or 
has shell access. The global password lets you log in as an admin to any 
list, and depending on your settings may let you do things like create 
and delete lists.  And yes, it's really just one shared password

In Mailman 3 there's a much more nuanced user system and you can have 
users with site privileges (and there's no longer a need to share 


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