[cups.general] cannot login to manage Printers from the Web

Klaus Singvogel kssingvo at suse.de
Wed Apr 27 10:55:15 PDT 2005

Anonymous wrote:
> I want to manage Printers from the Web.
> I go to website
> http://localhost:631/admin
> It prompts me for user id and password.
> I enter the user id "root" and the root password for the workstation.
> This error message appear:
> "Unauthorized
> This server could not verify that you are authorized to access the resource."
> What should be the correct user id and password?
> I use SuSE 9.0
> I install cups by "YaST Control Center", "Install and Remove Software", "cups" and enable all cups packages.

In a terminal window, like xterm, you should add the admin user
to the passwd of the printing system:
	su root
	lpadmin -a root

Note 1: you can choose any account name here, like "printadmin". But
after a while you might have forgotten the name, so "root" might not
be a bad choice. :-)

Note 2: you should better not to choose the same password for the
printer admin accout, as root has. As it might be trasmitted
unencrypted on the network later.

Best regards,
Klaus Singvogel
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH
Maxfeldstr. 5                     E-Mail: Klaus.Singvogel at SuSE.de
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