[Mailman-Users] List Owner Password Reminder

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Nov 6 12:28:32 EST 2015

On 11/06/2015 07:37 AM, Christopher A Puchalski wrote:
> So in the future that may be implemented in the v2.1.x family? If so
> that would be a good thing and I may be able to live with a few requests
> until then.

There are no plans to implement this in any future release of Mailman 2.1.x.

> Will that be a situation like send a message with a certain "code" in it
> and owners get a confirmation email with a link to follow? Similar to
> self service joining of a list to prevent abuse.

I can envision implementing this with a reminder button on the admin
login page which would result in a confirmation request being sent to
all 'owner' addresses. Then if any recipient confirmed, a new password
would be randomly generated and mailed to all the owner addresses.
Basically, the confirmation would result in running change_pw for the
list, but I see potential problems with this, and I have no plans to
actually implement it.

Mailman 3 works differently and already has mechanisms for users to
reset their passwords, and there are no 'owners' in the MM 2.1 sense,
only users with multiple roles such as digest member of list1, regular
member of list2, owner of list2, moderator of list3, etc.

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