[Mailman-Users] Recovering/resetting a list admin password
jtrigg at huiekin.org
Fri Jan 5 21:29:26 CET 2001
At 02:28 PM 12/26/00, J C Lawrence wrote:
>On Tue, 26 Dec 2000 09:08:39 -0500
>Jim Trigg <blaise at scadian.net> wrote:
> > I lost the email giving me my list admin password for one list.
> > The site admin claims that there is no way to either recover or
> > reset that password, and that I have to recreate the list. Is
> > that true, or can he use the site admin password to get access to
> > the list administrative page and reset the password that way? It
> > looks to me from the documentation that he should be able to.
>They can do exactly as you suggest. However internal security
>concerns, especially those surrounding forgery and impersonation may
>preculde them from doing what you ask.
Then may I suggest to the Mailman development team that a way to get the
administrative password emailed to the listed administrators would be
useful (analogous to the button on the user options page to email the user
password to the user). I find that being forced to recreate the list
simply because I forgot a password is rather unfortunate.
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