[Mailman-Users] LDAP

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Oct 14 18:27:20 CEST 2008

Anne Anderson wrote:

>Thanks! I checked out the link you sent, and have been talking with my 
>colleagues about whether having list membership tied to LDAP groups 
>would be of benefit to us.
>What I'm most interested in is whether list administrators and 
>moderators would be able to access their administrative interfaces with 
>their LDAP username and password.
>I'm not sure if this would work, though, because I think that since 
>mailman asks only for a password (not a username) to get into the 
>administrative interface, it must not know or care who you are as long 
>as you give the right password.

Mailman 3 is going in this direction, i.e. a real back end user
database with user roles, but current Mailman 2.1/2.2 has as you note
just per-list passwords for admin and moderator authentication.
Converting this to user/password authentication, whether LDAP based or
not, would be a significant change. I'm not aware of anyone having
done this.

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