[Mailman-Users] Login Persistence and Cookies
Barry A. Warsaw
barry at python.org
Wed Jan 8 05:36:26 CET 2003
>>>>> "PAR" == Paul Allen Rice <mailman at fantasticwebsites.com> writes:
PAR> I've noticed that when I log out of the admin page for one
PAR> list, go to another and login there, then come back to the
PAR> first list, all without shutting down my browser, Mailman
PAR> allows me back into the first list admin area without
PAR> requesting a login.
I cannot reproduce this with NS, Moz, or Konq on Linux. I don't have
OSX booted at the moment, but I don't recall ever seeing any such
problems with NS, Moz, Chimera, or IE on OSX (haven't tried Safari yet
PAR> There's obviously some sort of persistence thing going on
PAR> here, since we all have cookies enabled, but some cookies "go
PAR> stale" quicker than others.
Mailman's admin cookies are "session cookies". They go away when you
quit your browser.
PAR> Does anyone have a definitive answer for this, other than to
PAR> tell me to turn my cookies on, because they already are. Is
PAR> there some sort of setting that can be tweaked in
PAR> Mailman/Python to adjust the lifespan of the cookies it
No, but you could try playing with MakeCookie() in SecurityManager.py.
The only cookie problems I've seen so far, and that have been
confirmed, are those related to the Apache rewrite rules given in
UPGRADING. Folks use these to migrate lists one at a time. I'm still
not sure why this is, but I strongly suspect an Apache problem or
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