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Printing with Kerberos authentication in a Windows Active Directory environment

This package provides a wrapper binary to run smbspool
with the original user ID who submitted a print job.

When printing in a Windows Active Directory (AD) environment
the user 'lp' is not allowed to print in this environment
so that the traditional way to print via smbspool as user 'lp'
would not work.

When Kerberos is used for authentication in an AD environment,
a user gets a so called "ticket" via the display manager
during login at the Gnome or KDE desktop.
When smbspool is run as the original user who submitted
a print job, it can access the ticket of the user that is
needed in an AD environment with Kerberos authentication
to pass the printing data to the SMB printer share.
A precondition is that it runs on the same host where
the user who submitted the print job is logged in.
This means it must be set up on the workstation
for the user who will submit the print jobs and
the user's workstation must send its printing data
directly to the SMB printer share in the AD environment.
It does not work on a separated CUPS server machine
where users who submit print jobs are not logged in.

Source Files (show merged sources derived from linked package)

Filename Size Changed Actions
cups-backend-kerberized-smb.changes 865 Bytes Download File
cups-backend-kerberized-smb.spec 3.54 KB Download File
get_printing_ticket.c 3.85 KB Download File

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