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Recover Lost Admin Password in CUPS

If you have misplaced your admin password for CUPS you can access it directly via a web browser. This article will show you how.


How To Recover Admin Password

  • 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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