[Mailman-Users] external data store/setting and changing member passwords

Michael Styer mas at codix.net
Fri Feb 1 11:55:40 CET 2002

Hi there,

I was just reading through the archives from December and I came across a
mention that in MM2.1, it will be/is possible to store list member
information in an external datastore, eg. an SQL database. 

This would be a big help to me, because I'd like to be able to set and
change the passwords for list members programmatically from another
database, and currently I can't see any way of doing that using the
existing Mailman interface scripts. 

So, I have two questions:

1) Can someone confirm that storing member data, eg. passwords, in an
external SQL database will be possible in MM2.1?

2) Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might go about setting the
password for users added programmatically to lists, rather than having
Mailman choose arbitrary passwords itself?

Thanks for your help.


Michael Styer		mas at codix.net
phone: 020 7603 5723	107 Shepherd's Bush Rd
fax: 020 7603 2504	London W6 7LP

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