[Mailman-Users] Resetting list admin password if list admin forgot password

Greg Westin greg at gregwestin.com
Mon Aug 26 20:07:30 CEST 2002

Dear David,

The site admin can always change the passwords for any given list using
the site admin password.  If you don't know what this is, read the
documentation, or just run the 'bin/mmsitepass' script in the mailman
directory.  This password allows you to access any of the lists on the
site, and thus you can reset any given password.  If you forget the site
admin password, you can always just re-run mmsitepass.

As for your comments about moderators, that functionality is on its way. 
It is already available in Mailman 2.1, but that version is still in beta
and not recommended for production environments.

Hope this helped,

Greg Westin
greg at gregwestin.com

<quote who="David Luu">
> Hi,
> Is there an easy way to overide a list admin password and reset it to a
> default password if the admin forgets the password? Changing the
> password by finding the password within the program scripts would be
> quite a bother.
> Would be nice if mailman has admin/moderator feature like in forums
> where moderator has most of the important features of admin but admin is
> the top guy. So admin has final control over things.
> We want to give users admin access but need to be able to access admin
> functions in case user forgets password. Like resetting password in
> Linux. Any help is appreciated.
> David
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