[Mailman-Users] multiple mailing list passwords

Tanstaafl tanstaafl at libertytrek.org
Fri May 30 15:49:38 CEST 2014

On 5/30/2014 4:42 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:
> Tanstaafl writes:
>> It *does*...

> It does??  As you described it, he can let passwordmaker choose his
> password.  But he says he can't do that.  Or he can specify the whole
> password as the prefix, which is insecure.  And AIUI that's not
> acceptable to him either, as far as I can see he's very concerned
> about security.  So what's the third option that is both secure and
> allows use of the current password?

Entering the password from memory?

This isn't a limitation of passwordmaker or any other password 
program... it is a limitation imposed by the (as far as I understand it, 
but I may be missing something too) use case.

As far as I know there is no program that is capable of reading minds 
and/or intuiting what password should be used based solely on what 
someone knows in their head.

That said, there is actually a more secure option...

passwordmaker has the ability to encrypt the password that is stored, if 
the form allows it, which I'm fairly certain mailman's login forms do - 
let me check - yep...

So, the only other option that I can offer would be to create a custom 
account for the login page in passwordmaker, then add the password 
field, username and password fields to the 'Advanced Auto-Populate' 
fields as described here:


> As far as I can see, you're just saying the requirements are stupid.

No, just trying to help is all... :)

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