[Mailman-Users] How do I link into the archive page to controlaccess

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue May 24 23:23:58 CEST 2005

precision at comcast.net wrote:

>I have a site with multiple email lists (all private).  It's easy to keep 
>unwanted persons from posting to the lists, but I would like to tie into/replace 
>the main archive page for each list with a php script tied into the site which 
>uses the user information/privileges that are already built into the web site to 
>control access to the list.  The web site uses the users email as their account 
>and it is password protected.  I have a privilege mechanism set up on the site 
>to grant users access to various functionality.  I'd like to use that same 
>mechanism to grant privilege to viewing the lists.  Is there a way that I can 
>replace the "default" archive page with a php version which I could tie the 
>existing privilege/security mechanism that already exists on the web site and 
>control access to viewing the list through it?

If I understand it, you want to replace Mailman's private archive
access control with your own php based one.

I think you could make the archives public and add your php to the
archtoc.html and archtocnombox.html templates, but this would allow
people to bypass your validation by going directly to a message or
lower level page. You might be able to do it effectively by modifying
more templates, but I'm not sure.

for info on modifying templates. After you modify an archive template,
you have to rebuild the archives (normally just
bin/arch --wipe <listname>
) to get the modifications into existing pages.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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