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    CUPS web config 403 Forbidden

    Hi all,

    I recently set up a headless ubuntu server (ubuntu server 9.10). As well as many other things i would like to use it as a printer server. Being a headless machine, i would like to configure cups using the webui from another computer on the lan. However when i browse to http://server:631/ i get a 403 forbiden error.

    I install cups on the server (Ubuntu server 9.10)
    configured cupsd.conf as per https://help.ubuntu.com/9.10/serverguide/C/cups.html
    browsed to it from a ubuntu 9.04 machine using firefox on the same lan and got an 403 forbiden error.

    I also tried adding the local account on the server to the lpadmin group

    sudo usermod -aG lpadmin username

    but that made no difference. I do not get prompted for a username/password at all when i try to get the webui up.

    Am i missing anything? Can some shed any light on how i might resolve this issue?

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    Re: CUPS web config 403 Forbidden

    Hi,

    Solution 1:

    Open the file /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

    In the blocks:

    <Location /> , <Location /admin> and <Location /admin/conf>

    Add the following line :
    Code:
    Allow all
    Restart the CUPS server and check whether you get the same error.

    You may look at
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=310450 for more details.

    Solution 2:

    In the terminal, enter the following command

    sudo cupsctl --remote-admin
    and restart the CUPS server.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by suseendran.rengabashyam; April 6th, 2010 at 07:12 AM. Reason: Another Solution

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    Smile Re: CUPS web config 403 Forbidden

    Thank you very much suseendran.rengabashyam that worked perfectly.

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    Re: CUPS web config 403 Forbidden

    That last command worked a treat for me too - Thanks for posting it

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    Re: CUPS web config 403 Forbidden

    Solution 2 worked nicely for me too (I didn't try solution 1). However it seems to completely rewrite your cups config file (/etc/cupsd.conf) so be warned!

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    Re: CUPS web config 403 Forbidden


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