How do I create levels of printer administration

grant basham grant at
Tue Jun 5 08:06:38 PDT 2007

Not exactly what you asked for, but I attach my work notes/conf file for a cups 1.2.11 
setup that has overall administrators who know the username/passwd "rcfadmin/somepasswd" 
and [sub]administrators for a [sub]division, mpo, who can start/stop/configure printers 
and jobs on printers labeled as mpodiv printers with a separate user/pass.    Not a 
finished product, probably even wrong in spots, but it works.  It works thru digest 
auththentication (a specific cups passwd file), not the general /etc/passwd file.

georgi wrote:
> I want to create an a group of users that will have the right to change the configuration files.
> I have looked a lot on the net and this is the only place where cups levels of administration are discussed.
> Can you give me a example how to create a group users that can administer cups through the web interface?
> And how to change the cupsd.conf for that?
> Thank you,
> Georgi

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