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Old 04-27-2005, 12:41 PM   #1
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cups: cannot login to manage Printers from the Web

I want to CUPS to manage Printers from the Web.
I go to website

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:

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.
Old 04-27-2005, 02:42 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2004
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You need an entry in your cupsd.conf file allowing admin access. Here's a cut 'n' paste from our server as an example

<Location /admin>

AuthType Basic
AuthClass System

## Restrict access to local domain
Order Deny,Allow
Deny From All
Allow From
Allow From
#Encryption Required
This will allow access from the local host and a host with an IP of
After any changes have been made to the cupsd.conf file you should restart the cups daemon.

Old 04-27-2005, 07:19 PM   #3
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you login gets denied because there is no password file to use. In some distros you need to use lpasswd to generate the password file that cups uses. just type lp <Tab> to see the actual command.


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