Mailman 3 Core administrative REST API¶
Here is extensive documentation on the Mailman Core administrative REST API.
The REST server¶
Mailman exposes a REST HTTP server for administrative control.
The server listens for connections on a configurable host name and port.
It is always protected by HTTP basic authentication using a single global user name and password. The credentials are set in the [webservice] section of the configuration using the admin_user and admin_pass properties.
Because the REST server has full administrative access, it should never be
exposed to the public internet. By default it only listens to connections on
localhost. Don’t change this unless you really know what you’re doing.
In addition you should set the user name and password to secure values and
distribute them to any REST clients with reasonable precautions.
The Mailman major and minor version numbers are in the URL.
You can write your own HTTP clients to speak this API, or you can use the official Python bindings.
In this documentation, we mainly use
as the REST root url. Port
9001 is used for unit tests, but
for a running system, the port is
8001 unless changed in config.
In the documentation we use
3.0 as the primary API version, but
the latest version of the API might be different. You may check the
difference of versions in Basic Operation.
port where Mailman’s REST API will be
listening can be found by running mailman info command.
You can configure that in
mailman.cfg configuration file.:
>>> command = cli('mailman.commands.cli_info.info') >>> command('mailman info') GNU Mailman 3... Python ... ... config file: .../test.cfg db url: ... REST root url: http://localhost:9001/3.1/ REST credentials: restadmin:restpass