[Mailman-Users] Site Admin Password list change

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue Nov 1 19:45:26 CET 2005

At 12:29 PM -0700 2005-11-01, Kory Wheatley wrote:

>  I would like to know if there's a way you could have another Site Admin
>  users that could authenticate into any Mailman list, and change the Admin
>  or Moderator password for that list?

	There is one and only one Site Admin password, and it is only 
created or modified via the command-line on the server where Mailman 
is installed.

>                                        I know you have a Site Admin
>  password that can create and delete lists via web, but it doesn't allow
>  you to authenticate into existing lists.

	Yes, it does.  I do it all the time on many of the mailing lists 
I'm on, where I'm also one of the admins for the list, and where I'm 
also one of the site admins.  As site admin, I use this feature 
whenever I need to go into a list that I'm not subscribed to and look 
at their archives, or their list configuration, etc....

>                                            The only purpose for this
>  access would be to change the password for the Moderator/Admin for this
>  list, and not be able to change any of the other settings.

	See above.  There is one and only one Site Admin password, and 
there is no provision for splitting out parts of that functionality 
to anyone else.

	These kinds of questions should already have answers in the FAQ.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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