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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).
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