[Mailman-Users] password reminder for moderator?

Gerard Henry ghenry at cmi.univ-mrs.fr
Wed Jan 11 18:05:21 CET 2012

On 01/11/12 05:36 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Gerard Henry wrote:
>> i'm using mailman 2.1.8. A user who acts as a moderator forgot his
>> password. As administrator, i can reset a new password for the
>> moderator, but is it possible to have a password reminder for the moderator?
> No. List admin and moderator passwords are kept in an encrypted form
> and the plain text password is not retrievable.

ok, but the idea was to receive an url to reset it, not to retrieve it. 
The problem is that moderators are persons who forgot regularly the 
password, and instead of asking the administrator, they do nothing and 
pending messages become numerous...
or, since all the moderators share the same password (since i can only 
set one password for moderator), they tend to write it somewhere  (image 
3-4 persons sharing the moderator role) and it may happen that anybody 
can get it...? ok, writing this and i understand that the problem isn't 
easy... but the need is here, because some lists need to be moderated by 
several people.

thanks for the reply

>> i know that mailman just needs a password to moderate the message, and
>> don't need an email. But the email is stored in mailman, so i'm
>> wondering if there is a form somewhere to permit the moderator to reset
>> his password without admin action.
> No there is not.

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