[Mailman-Users] Help with MAILMAN list password
Anthony R. Thompson
athomps at adf.org
Fri Jul 23 05:11:21 CEST 2010
On 7/21/2010 11:21 AM, Mauricio Juarez wrote:
> - I use mailman to administrate my email lists
> - I need absolutely change the Admin Lists password
> - I used the command: change_pw in my /bin Mailman directory, all was
> My old password work too, do you know why? I change the root password
> too ( the same) but doesnt work, now the old password and the new one
> worked Help plz
Mauricio, the confusion may come from the fact that there might be as
many as three "passwords" involved here:
1) The password for the entire Mailman site installation (which you may
not even have if you didn't install Mailman yourself; this is set with
the mmsitepass command line program)
2) The password for the list itself (which is set when the list is
created or later with change_pw as you wrote)
3) The passwords for the list owners if they're subscribed to the list.
The confusion arises, I think, because Mailman actually accepts all of
the above in terms of logging into the admin web interface for a list.
So you might have changed one but not another, and it's still accepting
the "old" password because of that.
If this doesn't help, do you remember the commands you used? (sanitize
the password of course, i.e., don't post real passwords on this list)
I only ask because some of your terminology is a little bit ambiguous.
* "I use mailman to administrate my email lists" - how many lists are
you talking about? How many did you run change_pw for (or did you use
the --all option for all lists at once)? How many are exhibiting the
confusing "accept old password" behavior?
* You said your old password works too - where is it that it "works"; do
you mean logging into the web admin interface for the list (and is this
the case for one list or multiple lists)?
* Similarly, when you said "I need absolutely change the Admin Lists
password", what is it that you're trying to protect, the ability to log
into the admin interface? (such as
I can think of some Python code you could run at the command line to see
which password is which, but how comfortable would you be with the Unix
shell to run test Python code there?
hope this helps,
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