lppasswd (1) - Linux Man Pages
lppasswd: add, change, or delete digest passwords.
NAMElppasswd - add, change, or delete digest passwords.
SYNOPSISlppasswd [ username ]
lppasswd -a [ -g groupname ] username
lppasswd -x username
DESCRIPTIONlppasswd adds, changes, or deletes passwords in the CUPS digest password 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 usernames do not have to match local UNIX usernames.
OPTIONSlppasswd supports the following options:
- -g groupname
Specifies a group other than the default system group.
SECURITY ISSUESBy default, the lppasswd program is not installed to allow ordinary users to change their passwords. To enable this, the lppasswd command must be made setuid to root with the command:
chmod u+s lppasswd
While every attempt has been made to make lppasswd secure against exploits that could grant super-user privileges to unprivileged users, paranoid system administrators may wish to use Basic authentication with accounts managed by PAM instead.
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