[Mailman-Users] sharing administrator passwords

Laura Creighton lac at openend.se
Tue May 27 17:01:56 CEST 2008

In a message of Tue, 27 May 2008 09:26:51 CDT, Barry Finkel writes:
>Laura Creighton <lac at openend.se> replied:
>>Right, what people want is a way to remember one password to administer
>>15 or so lists on one site, without having the site password, because
>>there is _nobody_ we trust to administer all the lists.  So that passwor
>>is only used by sysadmins for rare emergencies.
>If you are the only admin for each of the 15 lists, then set the admin
>password to one string that you will remember.  The problem arises when
>you are not the only admin, and each of the 15 lists has a different
>set of co-admins.  Then every one of those co-admins will need to know
>the one admin password, and those co-admins will then have admin access
>to lists for which they are not administrators.

This is exacly the state we are in right now, which is why we cannot
share admin passwords between lists.

It looks like a case of 'you want it, go to work on Mailman 3' to me. :-)
I just wanted to check that I wasn't overlooking something.  Thank you.


>Barry S. Finkel
>Computing and Information Systems Division
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