Signing In

These instructions primarily apply to users who have had their account created as a result of:

  • the migration from Mailman 2 to Mailman 3 or

  • subscribing to a list via email (e.g. listname-subscribe@mailman-server-domain) or

  • subscribing to a list via the web user interface

and now want to manage their account.

The Linaro Mailman 3 servers support three ways of signing in:

  1. Account created within a specific Mailman server

  2. Linaro Single Sign On (SSO)

  3. Google authentication

First Time Signing In

If you have not already signed in to your account on a given Linaro Mailman server, it is first necessary to associate that account with your preferred method of authentication:

  1. If you want to use the account created on the specific Mailman server (rather than Google or Linaro SSO), click on the

    button and you will be taken to a form where you need to provide your email address and desired password. Your username should be entered as your email address. Click on the Sign Up button and you will receive an email to confirm your account. You can then sign in.

  2. If you want to authenticate with Google or Linaro SSO, click on the

    button and then click on Google or Linaro SSO as appropriate.

When authenticating with Google, the username defaults to your first name in lowercase. It is strongly recommended that this is changed to your email address. This can be done by going to https://<mail server URL/user-profile/, entering the email address in the Username field and clicking on Update.

Linking Additional Email Addresses

Your username on a Mailman 3 server is your email address. It is possible to link additional email addresses to your account so that Mailman understands that each of the email addresses belong to the same address rather than creating multiple accounts, which would get messy.

  • Go to https://<mail server URL>/accounts/email/

  • Enter an additional email address into the E-mail field and click on Add E-mail.

A confirmation email will be sent to the email address. Once you receive that email and follow the instructions, the address will be marked as Verified.

When you have multiple email addresses associated with one account, you can select which one is Primary. This is the address that notifications are sent to.

Connecting Accounts

As explained above, it is possible to authenticate via three different methods. Mailman only allows an email address to be associated with one account so, if you want to authenticate via multiple methods, it is necessary to connect the accounts together.

To do this, sign in to the Mailman server then click on your name in the top-right corner and select Account from the menu:

Then click on the Account Connections tab. You will see this section:

Clicking on either button will associate that authentication method with your Mailman account.

If you wish to, you can remove the connection by selecting the authentication method and then clicking on Remove

Having Problems?

If you have any problems authenticating with a Linaro Mailman server, please email with the following details:

  • the URL of the Mailman server

  • the email address you want to use

  • the authentication method

  • any error message you are seeing