Allowing non-root users to administer CUPS in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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  • How to add printer from unprivileged users using Web interface
  • How to configure a CUPS serverfor non-admin account
  • I have created a user cupsadmin and put the user into the cupsadmin group in Linux. I would like the user cupsadmin to only stop, start printers and cancel any jobs, nothing else, using the browser.
  • I'm attempting to restrict access for a group to only allow clearing of print queues and enabling/disabling printers.
  • How to make cupsdisable and cupsenable executable for non-root users
  • users cannot use cupsenable/cupsdisable anymore. We're getting "cupsdisable: Operation failed: client-error-forbidden"


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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