cups user authentication for remote users: make it ask for a password!

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Feb 4 19:09:42 UTC 2010

On 02/03/2010 11:02 AM, Paul Johnson wrote:
> I can't understand cups configuration for a network server.  I want to
> print from my laptop to my desktop, and it works fine to enable
> sharing in cups.
> However, that makes my desktop printer available to everybody on the
> subnet.  There does not appear to be a way to specify "all users on my
> desktop computer" plus "paul on a remote system when he gives a
> password". The cups user control thing seems to have no password
> authentication framework.

I think you are mixing references to 'network server' vs desktop
attached printer?

In System|Printer|Properties|Access Control you can 'Deny printing for
everyone except these users'. Alternately, you can simply turn off
shareing and use the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) to access the
printer remotely. IPP supports encryption & compression[1].

Note you may have to specify

These might help:
   [Internet Printing Protocol (IPP)]

Encryption Issues

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