CUPS interaction (authentication with LIBCUPS)

Michael R Sweet mike at
Mon Jun 6 14:03:26 GMT 2005

Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> ...
> Someone sent us a patch for krb5 authentication in smbspool.
> The proces is to use the device URI first, then try krb5, then try 
> anonymous IIRC.  The code in the SAMBA_3_0 and trunk branches 
> currently.  Just in case you didn't see the previous discussion
> about it on the list.

Right, however even that patch doesn't solve the problem - it only
handles the local case where you are logged onto the print server.
It's definitely a good first step.

What we need is a general proxy-authentication method which works
end-to-end for multiple protocols, not just a localized solution
for SAMBA + Kerberos.

FWIW, it looks like Kerberos will play a part in any solution we
come up with, but first we need to kerberize CUPS and IPP...

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software

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