Tips July 10, 2005 at 7:03 am

Mailman Admin Password Reset After Cyrus reconstruct -i

For those of you out there that use the mailman feature of OS X Server this is important. I have had to rebuild the Cyrus DB on more then one occasion. I don’t often go into the mailman site to fix anything since it is the way I want it for now. When I do I have had a problem with both the Mail List Admin and Site Admin passwords being reset.

In order to fix the first problem with the Mail List Admin you can easily go to http://<>/mailman/options/<list-name>/<user-subscribed-email-address&gt;
Click on the "Remind" button and the new current password will be e-mailed to you. Login with the new password and change it in your preferences.

For you line command jockeys use ‘/usr/share/mailman/bin/change_pw’ tool
Run change_pw –help for usage. I believe you need to shell into the users account that is the admin of the site for this to work right for only one admin. You could use the -all option and reset the pass for all admin on all lists. They can then login and change there passwords respectively.

Now for the top level site admin you have to use the command line.

sudo /usr/share/mailman/bin/mmsitepass

You could if you want, do the site password first and go to http://<>/mailman/admin/<list-name&gt;
and login. You should be able to change all password and setting from there including the list admin.

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