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(Solved)CUPS - Unable to add printer: Forbidden

Postby sarksloane » 2018-01-24 18:16

Hi,

I was trying to add and register my printer (Epson TM-T20II) to CUPS and pop up the username and password. When i entered my username and root password, I am receiving error
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Unable to add printer: Forbidden
.

Thanks
Last edited by sarksloane on 2018-01-26 11:08, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: CUPS - Unable to add printer: Forbidden (Epson TM-T20II)

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-01-25 03:07

Have you tried applying a little logic ?
and pop up the username and password

Ok, my username is (for example)Username: George
Password: #$thisisgeorgespassword
So, it should be accepted.

When i entered my username and root password,

Again, username : George
Password: should be the users password <#$thisisgeorgespassword>

If the user is root, then the username: root
password: 74&6thisisrootspassword

If it is prompting you for the user name, then the password you use should be
the pass word for that user. You would not use root's password, for George, you would use Georges password, like wise :
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$ su
password: 74&6thisisrootspassword
#whoami
#root

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login : George
password: #$thisisgeorgespassword
$whoami
$George


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# login George                                                           
Password:74&6thisisrootspassword
Login incorrect
login:

User George, can not login using roots password.
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Re: CUPS - Unable to add printer: Forbidden (Epson TM-T20II)

Postby sarksloane » 2018-01-26 11:07

Thank you very much GarryRicketson !! :D :D
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Re: (Solved)CUPS - Unable to add printer: Forbidden

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-01-26 11:16

Your welcome

Glad to know it was that simple,
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