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10.5: Disable printer queue password requirements
Authored by: mleacy on Nov 10, '08 08:57:27AM

If this works, does it follow that removing "CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer" from the block below will allow anyone to add a printer?

[code]# All administration operations require an administrator to authenticate...
<Limit CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer CUPS-Delete-Printer CUPS-Add-Modify-Class CUPS-Delete-Class CUPS-Set-Default>
AuthType Default
Require user @SYSTEM
Order deny,allow
</Limit>
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10.5: Disable printer queue password requirements
Authored by: lugal on Nov 10, '08 09:26:43AM
Better than doing this on the command line, open a browser to localhost:631, and edit the configs there. This allows you to remove the offending lines and restart CUPS w/o restarting the computer.

See this post for more details:
http://mattson.edgemereroadrunners.com/?p=291

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10.5: Disable printer queue password requirements
Authored by: mleacy on Nov 10, '08 11:14:01AM

I've been to that site, but it advocates a sledgehammer approach rather than a scalpel approach. If you want to go from totally locked down to totally open, then that's the way to go. I do not want to go to totally open. I want to selectively grant rights.

My question was, would simply removing the one item from the <limit> tag allow non-admins to add printers? The logic would seem to follow, if this hint is correct and functions as described.



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10.5: Disable printer queue password requirements
Authored by: packhater on Nov 10, '08 03:48:00PM

I ghave not seen this to be the case. I have several mbps that I create a 10.5.2 image for and have never seen this. The users are all standard users. Also they have been upgraded to 10.5.5 and still no issues with pausing and resuming. They are not bound to AD. Is this a AD issue? I actually just verified this to see if I was crazy or not.

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10.5: Disable printer queue password requirements
Authored by: beauh on Nov 11, '08 12:27:08AM

Yes, it does mean that you can grant them add/remove rights. The caveat is that your users will still not have the ability to unlock system preferences, so they cannot add printers via the print and fax prefpane. They will have to add them via the "Add Printer" pulldown in the print dialog pane, or you can create an alias to /System/Library/CoreServices/AddPrinter.app in their dock/desktop/apps/whatnot.



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