[Mailman-Users] moderator login can access admin pages

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri May 5 02:09:19 CEST 2006

At 3:35 PM -0700 2006-05-04, The League CA Cities wrote:

>  The listservs created before i started managing the lists allowed the
>  moderators to login and access the admin pages without being prompted for
>  the admin password. I can not recreate this with the new lists i create, how
>  can i recreate this option?

	If you have only the list moderator password, the only thing you 
can do is to perform list moderation tasks.  You will not be able to 
log into the general admin page for that list, or perform any of the 
broader list administration tasks.

	If you have the list administrator password, you can log into the 
list moderator page and the list admin page, and you can perform all 
list moderation functions as well as all list administration 
functions.  The same password will work in both places.

	If you have the site administrator password, you can log into the 
list moderator page or list administrator page for any list on that 
server, and perform all the appropriate tasks.  The same password 
will work for all lists.

	So, if you want your list moderators to also be able to do list 
administration, then give them the list administration password and 
make them list administrators and not just list moderators.

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

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