[Mailman-Users] .htaccess protection of archives

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Feb 9 16:33:44 CET 2010

Phil Ewels wrote:

>I'd like to avoid using the standard private archives because that would 
>require users to log in a second time, with a second username and 
>password. I'm attempting to hide everything behind a single .htaccess wall.

OK, but I don't think dynamically modifying .htaccess can work. What if
you have two 'disjoint' users trying to browse different archives

Or were you thinking of per-list .htaccess modified by your subscribe

>The other reason is that the users are currently being signed up by an 
>automated script, which does it silently, so they are not getting any 
>welcome messages and will not know what their subscription password is.
>I'll have a go using ?password=PASSWORD and see where I get to...


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