VMailMgr chpw CGI
This is a Python CGI script that lets virtual
qmail users change
their own mail passwords via a web interface.
This script is specifically tailored to work on hosts at
uberspace.de. But it may also work on other qmail-based
systems as long as virtual mail users are managed via
To install the script, simply extract all the repository contents into a folder under your document root. No paths need to be configured. Only make sure that the location is reachable via HTTPS.
This is a majorly refined version of a script originally developed by Dirk Boye. See dirkboye/mailpw_change at GitHub for the original source code.
Q: Can I use the script via unencrypted HTTP?
A: No, HTTPS is hard-coded. So unless you change that in the code, you can't. And honestly, you really shouldn't.
Q: Do I need to put the script in
A: In most cases, no. The script comes with an
.htaccessthat enables CGI execution for the current directory. Generally, that should work. If not, your administrator may have disabled option overriding in which case you actually need to put it in
/cgi-bin/. But in most cases (and especially on Uberspaces) it should work just fine.
Q: I only get an error 500 and the log file says something about suEXEC policy violation. How do I fix that?
A: Make sure both the
index.pyas well as the containing directory have the permissions
0755. Any higher permissions will usually result in that error.