[Mailman-Users] Can I change a user's password for him?

Dan Busarow dan at dpcsys.com
Thu Jun 3 17:44:52 CEST 1999

On Thu, 3 Jun 1999, Mitchell Marks wrote:
> A subscriber tells me that the password generated for him is not working as 
> the "old password" entry in the change-password section, and indeed it 
> doesn't work when I go to his config page and try it.  He sent it to me in 
> what looked like an excerpt from the message sent to him from the "Email my 
> password to me" button.  It also doesn't work for viewing the list's 
> private archive as him.
> If this were his general login password, I would offer to change it for 
> him.  Is there something analogous I can do for his list subscriber 
> password?  For that matter, is it correct that, like system passwords, 
> these are in one-way encryption?  Or on the contrary, is there a way (as 
> root or mailman) to go in and read it from a file, or maybe even alter it 
> in a text file?

Try using the list admin's password as the OLD password
I haven't looked at the code but this works for unsubscribes.

 Dan Busarow                                                  949 443 4172
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