An Ubuntu (21.10) PC is shared among a number of users, most of whom are not administrators. They are not allowed to install/remove/update software or directly alter system files, nevertheless all of them should be able to do anything with printers (manage print queues, remove printers, add new printers etc) i.e. enjoy full admin rights in the printing section of the settings window. How can this possibly be achieved?

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    Does it help to add them to the lpadmin group?
    – Jos
    Nov 29 '21 at 9:07
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    Looks the opposite of askubuntu.com/a/582233/158442
    – muru
    Nov 29 '21 at 9:27
  • @Jos I'll try and provide feedback, thank you for a clue.
    – Ivan
    Nov 29 '21 at 10:27



it will have 2 lines like this

# Administrator user group...
SystemGroup sys root

add lpadmin behind root (restart cups with sudo systemctl restart cups) and then add your users to the group lpadmin. From the browser URL {hostname}:631 can then be used to configure printers by users in the group lpadmin.

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