Re: what user and password for cups
Rick Thomas wrote:
> On Jun 14, 2009, at 7:53 PM, email@example.com wrote:
>> On Sun, 14 Jun 2009 09:30 +0100, "thveillon.debian"
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>>> On 13 Jun 2009, email@example.com wrote:
>>>>> I've just installed cups to manage an HP Laserjet 6P. It web
>>>>> interface finds the printer everything is peachy until I select
>>>>> a driver and click on "Add Printer". At that point I am
>>>>> prompted for a username and a password.
>>> If you have a root account set it's user "root" and it's password that
>>> cups is asking for. If root account is not set (if you are using sudo
>>> only), try your user name and password.
>> Neither work. I tried them both already even though I didn't
>> expect either to work. root logins are disabled, and using
>> the user account and password will only get me root access, via
>> sudo, not via a cups authorization prompt :(
>> I guess I am going to have to figure out how to do this
>> via cli.
>> Thanks for taking a shot.
> I believe (as in these old eyes have seen it happen -- but I can't
> remember the exact circumstances) there is a configuration-time
> option to set a userid that will have administrative control
> over the Cups facility. All relevant configuration files are then
> changed to belong to that user.
> It may be that you can get to it by running
> dpkg-reconfigure <something>
> Anybody on this list have any suggestions for appropriate values of
i believe what your looking for in <something> is cupsys. but thats not
going to ask you for passwords or users or anything like that..... just
tried it. take a look at this
the area where it says
# Restrict access to the server…
I have, Allow All, and it doesnt ask for a password. or you can put
Allow <IP you want to give access to> then restart cups
been awhile since i setup cups on my etch server but if i recall
correctly it should be what your looking for.