Change Program Root Password (Experimental)


change_root_password.cgi - EXPERIMENTAL Dada Mail plugin to allow you to easily change the Dada Mail Root Password.


The plugin, change_root_password.cgi has now landed itself on the DEPRECATED list of plugins that comes with Dada Mail. Since the new, Global Config plugin allows you to easily change the Dada Mail Root Password, amongst many other things, this plugin can now be retired.


Refer to the version of Dada Mail you're using - NEVER use a version of this proggy with an earlier or later version of Dada Mail.


This script is a Dada Mail plugin. Once configured, you should be able to log into your list and access this plugin under the, Plugins menu.

Note, that by default, this plugin can only be accessed if you log into a list using the Dada Mail Root Password.



This plugin can be installed during a Dada Mail install/upgrade, using the included installer that comes with Dada Mail. The below installation instructions go through how to install the plugin manually.


Please Read Before Installing

Before getting into configuration of the plugin, do note that this is an experimental plugin, so it is slightly awkward in a few places. Make sure you have the correct environment set up to use it.

Here's what you'll need to have:

Change permissions of "change_root_password.cgi" to 755

The, change_root_password.cgi plugin will be located in your, dada/plugins diretory. Change the script to, 755

Configure your .dada_config file

Now, edit your .dada_config file, so that it shows the plugin in the left-hand menu, under the, Plugins heading:

First, see if the following lines are present in your .dada_config file:

 # start cut for list control panel menu

 # end cut for list control panel menu

If they are, remove them.

Then, find these lines:

 #                                      {
 #                                      -Title      => 'Change the Program Root Password',
 #                                      -Title_URL  => $S_PROGRAM_URL."/plugins/change_root_password.cgi",
 #                                      -Function   => 'change_root_password',
 #                                      -Activated  => 0,
 #                                      },

Uncomment the lines, by taking off the, "#"'s:

                                        -Title      => 'Change the Program Root Password',
                                        -Title_URL  => $S_PROGRAM_URL."/plugins/change_root_password.cgi",
                                        -Function   => 'change_root_password',
                                        -Activated  => 0,

Save your .dada_config file.


You'll most likely want to use the version of this plugin with the version of Dada Mail is comes with.



Please, let me know if you find any bugs.


Justin Simoni

See: https://dadamailproject.com/contact


Copyright (c) 1999 - 2020 Justin Simoni All rights reserved.

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