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Re: [opensuse] CUPS error "client-error-not-authorized"
  • From: Darryl Gregorash <raven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 16:23:21 -0600
  • Message-id: <45A6B8D9.1060608@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 2007-01-11 15:48, Kenneth Schneider wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 16:11 -0500, Mike Coan wrote:
>
>> add printer failed client-error-not-authorized
>>
>> This looks like a permission error to me. Note that I run the script as root.
>>
>>
> <snip>
>
> lppasswd -a -g sys <some_user_name>
>
> supply password twice
>
> If you have not already done so.
>
> Or maybe I am wrong on this, is it still needed in 10.2?
>
>
You are correct all round. This is a CUPS security function, and has
nothing to do with the distro. CUPS requires separate passwords for
everyone who's authorized, even for root. Everyone who is not in group
root must be in group sys (or system, for some *nix configurations).

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