[Mailman-Users] Site Admin Password list change

Kory Wheatley wheakory at isu.edu
Tue Nov 1 22:16:30 CET 2005

Well, it doesn't work for me to authenticate to a list using the Admin 
listcreator password.  I can use the site Adminstrator password to get 
into any list.  I'm running Mailman 2.1.6.  This type of feature for 
different levels of access to a list might be a good feature in the 
future for Mailman.

I do apologize if this was in the FAQ Wizard, I did a brief scan in 
there and must have overlooked it.

Brad Knowles wrote:

> 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.

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