[Mailman-Users] Unable to create new mail list from browser.

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Dec 9 03:36:41 CET 2005

Elvis Fernandes wrote:
>I get the following msg on the web browser:
>Error: You are not authorized to create new mailing lists.
>I am able to create this new mail list using the command line newlist
>Could someone tell me what is going on?

Anyone who can run the newlist command as the mailman user (or root)
can use it to create a list, and can do pretty much anything else to
mailman, but this is a pretty tight restriction, at least on most

Not so for web access, thus the list create page requires a password -
List creator's (authentication) password: (the last entry on the
form). Are you providing either the site password or the special list
creator password (both generated by bin/mmsitepass) in this entry?

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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