CUPS/PAM configuration authentication problem.
srandall52 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 16:49:25 UTC 2009
On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 14:44:12 +0000
David Southwell <david at vizion2000.net> wrote:
> Thanks to some help from people on the freebsd-questions lists I have
> finally succeeded in getting cups the server to communicate with my
> printer and print.
> One minor niggling problem remains. I still cannot communicate with the
> cups management interface on http://localhost:631 due to password
> authentication failure.
> On good authority I believe I have a PAM configuration error most likely - and
> was told to check my /etc/pam.d/cups file. Not that I would know what to do
> with it when I found it!!!
> However there is no /etc/pam.d/cups file !!
> BUT: there is a /usr/local/etc/pam.d/cups
> which has the following lines:
> auth required pam_unknown.so nodelay
> account required pam_unknown.so
I looked at the cups configuration script, and it appears you have
found a bug in configuring the PAM option. (Which defaults to "off", so
it probably isn't tested much.) Where the file says "pam_unknown.so" it
should say "pam_unix.so". Make that simple change and you should be up
But if you don't know what to do with the PAM file, you might as well
just rebuild cups-base with the PAM option turned back off. You don't
need PAM if all you want is normal Unix authentication.
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