[Mailman-Users] multiple mailing list passwords

Lucio Chiappetti lucio at lambrate.inaf.it
Tue May 27 12:11:42 CEST 2014

On Mon, 26 May 2014, Tanstaafl wrote:

> On 5/26/2014 8:21 AM, Lucio Chiappetti wrote:
>> Is anybody aware of any firefox add-on which allows to remember multiple
>> password for one hostname (e.g. based on the full url of the list admin
>> page) ?
> My all time favorite:
> www.passwordmaker.org
> Doesn't store passwords anywhere (generates the password on the fly

Unfortunately this presupposes the ability to change the remote lsit admin 
password, which in my case is fixed since it is shared by various 

I found a solution inspired by Saved Password Editor (but I'm not sure 
whether SPE is required, or just allows to see and edit what is normally 
stored by firefox anyhow. For SPE (and perhaps firefox by default) ...
> > The lookup key for passwords in HTML forms consists of the host 
> > prefix, submit prefix, and username.

If my mailing lists are on a remote server, and accessed via the usual 
mailman authentication form, the host prefix and submit prefix are the 
same. There is no username, so one cannot have separate entries for 
different mailing lists on the same server.

> My workaround was the following.
> 1) I made a local copy (Save Page As ... Web page HTML only) of the
>    remote mailman authentication page
> 2) I edited the <HEAD> adding a <BASE href=...> pointing to the
>    remote site (this is actually the submit prefix !!), so that actions,
>    images, links point to the original site
> 3) I added a new input field. The mailman authentication pages have a
>    sort of heading or title with "listname Administrator Authentication".
>    I replace the word listname with
>    <INPUT NAME="user" VALUE="listname" TYPE="text" DISABLED>
> 4) so I end up with three local pages, each with a different listname
>    which can be captured as username, making therefore a distinct
>    triplet (local host, submit prefix, username)
>    ... for which distinct passwords can be captured and stored

Lucio Chiappetti - INAF/IASF - via Bassini 15 - I-20133 Milano (Italy)
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