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There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'cups-authorization-canceled'.
posted on 2015-02-06 13:17:39

While trying to a add a new printer, above mentioned error popped up. Why adding a printer in the past worked without problems, I cannot say for sure. Maybe during an update CUPS' security settings got adjusted.

Well, solution was to go into /etc/cups/cups-files.conf and look up which user groups are listed somewhere here:

# Administrator user group
SystemGroup lpadmin

So, now either add your user's own group, or add your user to lpadmin or whatever group is already listed. Afterwards do a service restart cups and be glad.

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