[cups.general] Re: permission to cancel jobs via web interface

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon Jan 17 15:05:35 PST 2005

On Monday 17 January 2005 09:24, Rodrigo Ventura wrote:
>>>>>> "Gene" == Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net> writes:
>    Gene> What else is in that file?, mine was a zero length file.
>Do you mean passwd.md5? CUPS uses (at least) two authentication
>schemes: one is via system users (/etc/passwd), and another is via
> its own passwords file (passwd.md5). I was using this latter
> scheme, because I don't like to mess system users with service
>authentication. What I found in the sources is that the name "root"
> is hard-wired in the cups sources. I guess that, in order to cancel
> a job, you must be either the same user as the job, or root. And
> you can be system root, if using the former authentication scheme,
> or user called "root" in cups own passwd file (passwd.md5).
>BTW, passwd.md5 is managed with the lppasswd utility, similarly to
>what htpasswd is to apache.
>Rodrigo Ventura

I think I see.  But how does that explain how a job I started as root, 
cannot be canceled by root from the web page?  What do I setup, and 
where, to make that a doable with no hassles operation?

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