Kioskea
Recherche
Ask a question »

Unable to access CUPS- admin password lost!

March 2015


Unable to access CUPS- admin password lost!



Issue


I lost my admin password for CUPS, how can I access it?

Solution


It is possible access CUPS directly via a web browser.
  • Open web browser.
  • In the address bar: http://localhost:631/admin
  • You must use the PC running CUPS to be able to access it
  • Or you can edit the /etc/cups/cupsd.conf file.
  • If you have forgotten the admin password, it is possible to allow a user to administer CUPS.

To do this, enter this command as root:

root@cameleon # lppasswd -a username 
Enter password: 
Enter password again:
  • You can then administer CUPS with this user.
    • Note that: the password specified must contain at least 6 characters (at least one letter and one number).
For unlimited offline reading, you can download this article for free in PDF format:
Unable-to-access-cups-admin-password-lost.pdf

See also

In the same category

Published by jak58. - Latest update by Jeff
This document entitled « Unable to access CUPS- admin password lost! » from Kioskea (en.kioskea.net) is made available under the Creative Commons license. You can copy, modify copies of this page, under the conditions stipulated by the license, as this note appears clearly.