[Mailman-Users] sharing administrator passwords

Laura Creighton lac at openend.se
Tue May 27 12:05:35 CEST 2008

In a message of Tue, 27 May 2008 03:19:42 +0900, "Stephen J. Turnbull" writes:
>Cyndi Norwitz writes:
> > What is a pain for me to remember is the link to get to each interface
>.  I
> > use a custom page for my new window/tab page in FF.  It has them liste
>d so
> > I can click and go.
>What I do is to create a bookmark folder in FireFox containing a bookmark
>for each list such as
>    Name: NAME-OF-LIST
>    URL:  http://HOST/cgi-bin/mailman/admindb/LIST?adminpw=PASSWORD
>(ISTR I first heard of this from Barry Warsaw.)  If I wanted that to be
>secure and/or portable, I'd put it in an HTML file on a USB stick.  It
>would be easy to generate such files, and any security risk would be
>restricted to the lists managed by people who scatter such information
>around for snoops to see, which is about the best you can do.  I
>believe that FireFox at least can import such pages as bookmark folders.

Thank you.  This is a good idea.

>I realize that this is less than what really *should* be possible in
>this day and age, but I hope it helps.
> > I do like your idea though of having one main account per person which
> will
> > then give you allowed access to all the lists you own or moderate (and
> > subscribe to).  Don't know how doable it is though...
>This is definitely coming in Mailman 3, since user management will be
>separated from individual lists.  The same mechanism can surely be
>adapted to admin account management.

Any idea when Mailman 3 is coming?


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