[Mailman-Users] GNU Mailman, admins and passwords

shirish शिरीष shirishag75 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 16:45:10 CEST 2012

in-line :-

On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 9:42 AM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> On 10/5/2012 1:04 AM, shirish शिरीष wrote:
>> Secondly, please CC
>> me if somebody answers to this query as I have stopped mail delivery
>> from the list.
> Then you should read the list archives on the web to see your post and
> any replies. Some people Cc the poster routinely for various reasons,
> and some do not, but you don't need to ask people do do things they
> wouldn't ordinarily do when there is a simple alternative.

Hi all,
Thank you first of all Mark for taking time to answer my queries. I do
note your point but my experience has been the above works (most of
the time) . It is a compromise but then we all have only so much time
that can be used between competing interests and I found out that the
above  works for me.

>> What I want to know if administrators can have some sort of own unique
>> passwords which Mailman can authenticate as to who took what steps ?
> Not in Mailman 2.1, but this will be the case in Mailman 3, at least the
> unique password part.

Cool, looking forward to it.

>> I
>> looked up both the archives and the wiki  to see if something similar
>> was asked before but somehow wasn't able to get any clear answers.
>> I got the following results but they seem to be different and unsatisfactory :-
>> https://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/site.html
> I don't know to which specific part of this you are referring.
>> http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users@python.org/msg50419.html

My apologies here. I guess I forgot to clarify what I had done. I
tried looking for the query  framed as 'unique listadmin password'
both on the wiki as well
http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users@python.org/ search function
to see if some prior discussions had taken before on the same/similar
topic but did not get any exact results. The only remotely similar
email I got was the link I shared before :-


> The author of this post is confused. One can authenticate for private
> archive access with the list admin password and any or no email address
> (the email address is ignored for authentication via the list admin
> password unless the admin password is coincidentally the same as the
> member password for the provided email address), but members
> authenticate with their own email address and member password.

I do know the difference between authenticating as a member and as an
admin but as already answered the feature I'm looking for is coming in
MM 3.

Thank you once again.

> --
> Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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