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[ale] cups printer admin

Somewhere around 2003 CUPS had a change in security policy.  Ever since, I have not been able to get it to be as robust.  Your right the docs suck big time too.  Now, EasyPrint Software will sell a version of CUPS with tons of printer drivers and will do more if the price is right.  So, companies can get support thru them.  I've used the commercial software and it works and is easy to use.  I'm sorry I can't help.  Can you add the user via sudo for the cancel command?

-----Original Message-----
>From: "James P. Kinney III" <jkinney at localnetsolutions.com>
>Sent: Apr 2, 2007 5:33 PM
>To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts <ale at ale.org>
>Subject: Re: [ale] cups printer admin
>On Mon, 2007-04-02 at 17:24 -0400, James P. Kinney III wrote:
>> I want to create a login for a printeradmin in cups. This user would be
>> able to do nothing more than cancel all print jobs for any printer
>> controlled by the localhost:631 cups access process.
>> Cups documentation could use some work...
>> I have edited the cupsd.conf file to add the user to the policy section
>> for admin stuff (cancel-job etc).
>> I have added the user with lppasswd.
>> I've added the user with useradd.
>> I have set AuthType to Basic, Digest, BasicDigest, etc
>> Is cups just broken?
>> Google turns up loads of people who can't make it do what they want as
>> well but no pointers to solutions that I have seen...
>And to partially reply to myself...
>If is <shudder> add the printeradmin user to the root group, it works.
>This is very VERY bad.
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