[Mailman-Users] Password addon

Melinda Gilmore gilmore.126 at osu.edu
Mon Nov 26 22:05:19 CET 2007

 I am sorry I was not very clear.    One of our issues is the password
needed for user to unsubscribe.  It will be a big change at this time from
what we are using (Listproc).   Someone seems to think there is some addon
that will disable this?  

The other issue is that we are used to being able to look at the config file
and see the password. The complication is that multiple list owners share a
single administrator password --so if one owner forgets the passwored, if we
can't look it up for them, then a reset would cause every other owner on the
list to NOT know the current password.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:mark at msapiro.net] 
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 3:53 PM
To: Melinda Gilmore; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Password addon

Melinda Gilmore wrote:

>Does anyone know of a mailman addon that will disable user passwords.

Disable in what sense? In the sense of allowing anyone to change a user's
options or visit private archives without any form of authentication, or
with some authentication method other than a password? If that's what you
mean, then I'm not aware of anything.

If you just mean not telling users about the password and not sending
reminders, you can set a list to not send reminders (General
Options->send_reminders), and you can edit the list welcome message
and listinfo templates to remove the password references.

>anyone know if this issues was resolved in 2.1

I don't understand what 'resolution' you're looking for.

>Can anyone just explain the
>new password for users and administrators.  I am looking on the 
>website, but could use a knowledgeable persons explanation.

Have you seen <http://www.list.org/mailman-member/index.html>? 

If you are asking why there is a password, the password is required to
authenticate the user before allowing the user to change her subscription
options via web or email, obtain a private roster available to list members
via web or email or view private archives.

If the user doesn't want to do any of these things, she doesn't need to know
a password.

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


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