lppasswd - add, change, or delete digest passwords.
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
lppasswd [ username]
lppasswd -a [ -g groupname] username
lppasswd -x username
3. DESCRIPTION ▲
lppasswd 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.
4. OPTIONS ▲
lppasswd supports the following options:
- -g groupname
Specifies a group other than the default system group.
5. SECURITY ISSUES ▲
By 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:
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.
6. SEE ALSO ▲
7. COPYRIGHT ▲
Copyright 2007-2009 by Apple Inc.