[Mailman-Users] admin user passwords

Chris Waltham cwaltham at bowdoin.edu
Mon Sep 10 22:03:48 CEST 2007

On Sep 10, 2007, at 3:56 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:

> Chris Waltham wrote:
>> On Sep 7, 2007, at 8:52 AM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>>> Chris Waltham wrote:
>>>> Is there an easy way to change a list admin's password in 2.0.x? My
>>>> version (2.0.12) lacks a change-pw command.
>>> I have no experience with Mailman prior to 2.1.4, but from the
>>> code, it
>>> appears that you change the password at the bottom of the General
>>> Options page in the web admin interface.
>> Yes, but it looks like you have to know what the current password is
>> before you can change it to a new password. I'll try inserting the mm
>> site admin password in there (because I don't know what this list's
>> specific password is), otherwise I can just hang on until I get to
>> 2.1.x.
> Yes, you can use the site password where it asks for the current
> password.
> In short, whatever password you used to get to the General Options  
> page
> in the first place will also work as the current password for a
> password change (and if you use the site password, it will still
> change the list password, not the site password).

Great. Thanks for clearing that up, Mark!


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