lppasswd



lppasswd(1)                 Easy Software Products                 lppasswd(1)




NAME

       lppasswd - add, change, or delete digest passwords.


SYNOPSIS

       lppasswd [ -a ] [ -g groupname ] [ -x ] [ username ]


DESCRIPTION

       lppasswd  adds,  changes, or deletes passwords in the CUPS digest pass-
       word file, passwd.md5. When run by a normal user, lppasswd will  prompt
       for the old and new passwords. When run by the super-user, lppasswd can
       add new accounts (-a username), change existing accounts (username), or
       delete accounts (-x username) in the digest password file. Digest user-
       names do not have to match local UNIX usernames, but  only  UNIX  user-
       names are supported by the CUPS client programs (lp(1), lpr(1), etc.)

       The  -g  option  specifies a group other than the system group - "sys",
       "system", or "root", depending on the operating system.


SECURITY ISSUES

       The lppasswd command is installed setuid to root. While  every  attempt
       has  been  made  to  make  it  secure against exploits that could grant
       super-user priviledges to unpriviledged users, paranoid system adminis-
       trators  may  wish to disable or change the ownership of the program to
       an unpriviledged account.


SEE ALSO

       lp(1), lpr(1), CUPS Software Administrators Manual, CUPS Software Users
       Manual, http://localhost:631/documentation.html


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 1993-2005 by Easy Software Products, All Rights Reserved.



7 June 2001               Common UNIX Printing System              lppasswd(1)

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