cannot login to manage Printers from the Web

Helge Blischke h.blischke at
Thu Apr 28 05:20:52 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.
> You need to edit your cupsd.conf file in /etc/cups,
> there are several places you could have shut yourself out, but the simplest is to look at the /admin (location) section
> for root access authclass should be System,
> allow from all
> I have mine set for a group  (my group) so we have
> authclass group
> allow from all
> authgroupname xxx,yyy
> giving access to all users in the xxx, and yyy groups.
> Now even within this group I could shut down access from a particular domain, or I can shut down access to the "printers" allowing them to look at jobs, but not messing with the queues,
> so under /location /printers  (all printers)
> I added a Deny from nodename
> thereby not allowing access from machines not directly

SuSE has, like other Linux distributors, chosen to tweak services like
CUPS to some
"autistic" behaviour only. I'd suggest to look at and
navigate there
to the printing howtos.


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom

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