[Mailman-Users] Restricting access to the pipermail archives

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Thu Aug 20 18:13:46 CEST 2015

On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 01:43:27AM -0500, Billy Crook wrote:
> I want to give my users archives, but require authentication to access the
> archives.  They should not be accessible to non-members.
> How can I tie mailman's existing authentication (which can for example
> conceal the member list from non-members), into pipermail?

How about something that steps through each list's list_members,
extracts their Mailman password, runs that (their Mailman password)
through htpasswd, appends to an htaccess file, which you'd then use
for authorization against a <LocationMatch> rule in Apache (or the
equivalent in nginx) -- LocationMatch, so you can use regexp for the
filename to correspond to the listname.

Cron it, and problem "solved"?


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