[Mailman-Users] Using mailman usernames and passwords as apache2 auth
The Doctor What
list.mailman at docwhat.gerf.org
Sat Oct 1 20:13:29 CEST 2005
I want to provide some extra services for people who sign up for
specific mailman lists.
Is there a way to have apache2 Auth* directives query username and
password from mailman?
I was imagining something like:
AuthName "Some service"
Thanks for your help!
Specifically, I wanted to let mailing list subscribers access a
matching TRAC project. This way, I don't have to let anonymous
have write access to everything (I know the search-engine-linking
idiots and spammers will fill the wiki and such with crap). But
at the same time, I can let nearly anyone edit the wiki and I know
that the user has a valid email address.
I could just write a "registration" application to send the email,
verify the result, write it to a DB and all that junk myself, but
mailman *has* all this code and the database of users is nearly
the same, if not the same. So why write duplicate code to
duplicate the data!
I have one possible work around which I'm not keen to impliment.
I could just write a python script to do a "list_lists" and then
pull out the users and passwords and put them in a database
compatible with Apache (either a postgresql db or a .htpasswd file
or something). That *is* assuming I can pull passwords out of
mailman, either as plaintext or something I can hash to (like
md5sum) to put in the apache source.
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